Marcus P. Nevius is a native of New Brunswick, New Jersey. He attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in History in December 2005, and the Master of Arts degree in History in May 2010. During the 2010-2011 academic year, he served as Scholar-in-Residence at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently, Mr. Nevius is a graduate teaching associate with the Department of History at Ohio State. Mr. Nevius works under the direction of Dr. Leslie Alexander. He is the author of two book reviews: an examination of Maurice Jackson’s recent book Let this Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism, published in the Summer-Fall 2010 special edition of the Journal of African American History, and and a review of Cheryl Janifer LaRoche's The Geography of Resistance: Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad, published by H-CivWar, H-Net Reviews in November 2014. His research explores the agency expressed in the actions of maroons and enslaved runaways in eastern North Carolina and the larger Atlantic World.