Hellems Building, Room 352
(Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles)
I specialize in the history of Africa and the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World during the era of the transatlantic slave trade. My forthcoming book, Prieto: Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions, is set to be released with UNC Press in the fall of 2018. I focus most of my historical research to help advance methods and practices in the digital humanities. I created Liberated Africans (liberatedafricans.org), and more recently, I began directing Slavery Images (slaveryimages.org). I am also experimenting with Historical GIS to map the uncertainty of Africa’s pre-colonial past. My research has received support from the NEH, Mellon Foundation, SSHRC, Fulbright-Hays, the Hutchins Center at Harvard, CU Boulder, among others.