Personal profile

Overview

I am an early modernist by training, with wide-ranging interests including the history of the transatlantic slave trade, African intellectual history, and the role of indigenous African epistemologies in the construction of the Americas, who works as a Research Associate on the project 'Inequality and Crisis in West African Economic Thought', led by Dr Gerardo Serra. 

I am co-organising two major grants, a British Academy International Writing Workshop in Ghana to train sixteen early career women researchers from West African universities to publish an article in leading humanities and social science journals, and a British Library Endangered Archives Project in Colombia to digitise and make available online a collection relating to the transatlantic slave trade of African people in the 18th century. 

I have held two postdoctoral fellowships, a British Academy Newton International Fellowship at King's College London, the other at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, and have been a visiting researcher at the Centre of History, University of Lisbon.

Latest publications:
  • “The journeys of eleven African captives to Antioquia, New Kingdom of Granada mines (1573-1589)”, Slavery & Abolition, T&F, 44:3, (2023), https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0144039X.2023.2236431
  • “The Resistance of West African Women in the Antioquia Mines of New Granada”, In Regenerated Identities: Documenting African Lives, Paul E. Lovejoy (ed. et. al.), Africa World Press, (2022): 223-251.
  • “El levantamiento de la diáspora africana en las minas de oro de Antioquia y la creación del palenque del Nechí (1580-1648)”, Fronteras de la Historia, SCOPUS 28:2, (2023): 50-75, https://revistas.icanh.gov.co/index.php/fh/article/view/2472
  • with Yepes Londoño Jorge, “Andrés Jolofo y el negro Roque: dos procesos de sucesión de la diáspora africana en el periodo esclavista de Antioquia, Nuevo Reino de Granada, 1657 y 1763”, Revista Historia y Sociedad, 44:1 (2023): 231-260, https://revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/hisysoc/article/view/102281/87195
 
 
 

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Areas of expertise

  • DT Africa
  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
  • ZA4450 Databases