Associated Researchers

International collaboration is central to the implementation of this research initiative because of this global perspective. Our co-applicants have a sustained track record of collaboration in various team configurations, as reflected in publications, joint supervision of graduate students, and the organization of workshops, symposia and conferences. The program of research is organized around overlapping clusters of researchers and graduate students, therefore. Until now the overlapping and complex patterns of slavery have usually been studied in isolation, reflecting linguistic and political boundaries as well as epistemological, cultural and linguistic barriers. We are convinced that a collaborative network that includes English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, and indeed Yoruba, Hausa, Farsi, Turkish, Swahili, and other languages. Our effort is to erode the linguistic barriers that have inhibited coherent and comprehensive scholarly inquiry and enhance the analysis of slavery in the past and in the present.

 

Paul E. Lovejoy F.R.S.C., Director, Tubman Institute, and Distinguished Research Professor, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, Department of History, York University
Principal Investigator. Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Amin Alhassan, Assistant Professor, Division of Social Science and Department of Communication and Culture, York University
Interests include memory and patrimonie, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Edward Alpers, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, the Atlantic world, and the Indian Ocean world.

Marcia Annisette, Associate Professor of Accounting, Schulich School of Business, York University
Interests include legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world and the contemporary world.

Boubacar Barry, Department of History, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Dario A. Euraque, Director, Honduran Institute of Anthropology & History
Interests include ethnicity and identity, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Carolyn Anderson Brown, Associate Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Rina Cáceres Gómez, Investigadora, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Sociales, Profesora Adjunto, Escuela de Historia, Universidad de Costa Rica
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Gwyn Campbell, Canada Reseach Chair in Indian Ocean World History, McGill University
Interests include demography, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, and the Indian Ocean world.

Mariana Candido, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Myriam Cottias, Directeur de Recherches, CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur les Pouvoirs Locaux dans la Caräibes (Martinique)
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Gary Craig, Associate-Director, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull, UK
Interests include legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the contemporary world.

José C. Curto, Associate Professor, Department of History, York University
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Juanita De Barros, Assistant Professor, Department of History, McMaster University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Christopher DeCorse, Professor, Department of Archaeology, Syracuse University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Audra Diptee, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carleton University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

David Divine, James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the contemporary world.

Chouki El Hamel, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world.

David Eltis, Professor, Department of History, Emory University
Interests include demography, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Toyin Falola, Professor and Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History, Department of History, University of Texas
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Manolo Florentino, Professor Adjunto, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, memory and patrimonie, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Michael Gomez, Professor and Chair, Department of History, New York University
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, and the Atlantic world.

Muriel Gomez-Perez, Professeures agrégée, Département d’histoire, Université Laval

Ratiba Hadj-Moussa, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University
Interests include memory and patrimonie, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Gwendolyn Hall, Southern University System and Emerita, Rutgers University
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Brooksie Harrington, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Fayetteville State University
Interests include diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Gad Heuman, Professor, Department of History, University of Warwick
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Linda M. Heywood, Professor, Department of History, Boston University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, the Atlantic world, and the Indian Ocean world.

Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights, Wilfred Laurier University
Interests include legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the contemporary world.

Bogumil Jewsiewicki, Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en histoire comparée de la Mémoire, CELAT, Centre Interuniversitaire, Département d'Histoire, Université Laval
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the the Atlantic world, the Indian ocean world, and the contemporary world.

Michele Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of History, York University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Martin Klein, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, and the Atlantic world.

Femi J. Kolapo, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Guelph University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, and the Atlantic world.

Jane Landers, Associate Professor, Department of History, Vanderbilt University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Robin Law, F.B.A., F.R.S.E., F.R.Hist.S., Professor of African History, Department of History, University of Stirling, Scotland
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Issiaka Mandé, Département d’histoire, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, France

Hebe Mattos, Professora Adjunta do Departamento de História and Laboratorio de Historia Oral e Imagem (LABHOI), Universidade Federal de Fluminense, Brazil

Guy Maximilien, Directeur, Programme de Maîtrise, Université d’État d’Haïti
Interests include memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Ann McDougall, Professor, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world.

Behnaz Mirzai, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brock University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world and the Indian Ocean world.

Ismael Musah Montana, Lecturer, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world.

Olatunji Ojo, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brock University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Interests include legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the contemporary world.

Modupe Oloagun, Associate Professor, Department of English, and Master, Stong College, York University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Joel Quirk, Deputy Director, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull, UK

David Richardson, Professor, Department of History, and Director, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull, UK
Interests include demography, diaspora linkages, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Danielle Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, York University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Francine Saillant, Professeur, Departement d’Anthropologie, Université Laval
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Mohammed Salau, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Mississippi
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation. Research areas are the Islamic world, and the Atlantic world.

Livio Sansone, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world, and the contemporary world.

Viktoria Schmidt-Linsenhoff, Professor, Kunstgeschichte, Universität Trier, Germany
Interests include memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, and the Atlantic world.

Suzanne Schwarz, Professor of History, Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts, University of Worcester, UK
Interests include the transatlantic slave trade and abolition in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Research areas are the Atlantic world and the contemporary world.

Mariza de Carvalho Soares, Professora Adjunta do Departamento de História and Laboratorio de Historia Oral e Imagem (LABHOI), Universidade Federal de Fluminense, Brazil
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Renée Soulodre-La France, Associate Professor, Department of History, King’s University College
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Elisée Soumonni, President, Institut Béninois d’Etudes et Recherches Diaspora Africaine (IBERDA), Faculté d’Humaines, Université d’Abomey-Cavali, République du Bénin
Interests include diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

Ibrahima Thioub, Department of History, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar
Interests include demography, ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Islamic world, and the Atlantic world.

John K. Thornton, Professor, Department of History and African American Studies, Boston University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, biography and genealogy, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.

David V. Trotman, Associate Director, Tubman Institute, and Associate Professor, Department of History & Division of Humanities, York University
Interests include ethnicity and identity, diaspora linkages, memory and patrimonie, cultural expression, legal constructs of abolition and emancipation, and slavery & citizenship. Research areas are the Atlantic world.