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Mariana Candido Mariana Candido

(PhD, York University, Canada)
Associate Professor of History
439 Decio Hall

Geographic Focus: Africa, Atlantic world

Thematic interests: African history, comparative slavery, the South Atlantic world, Black Atlantic, human trafficking; forced migration and labor; and the African diaspora

Current research:  Women and wealth in West Central Africa in the 19th century: How did women accumulate things? How did women become property?  
Selected Publications:

  • “Engendering West Central African History: The Role of Women in Benguela in the 19th Century,” History in Africa 42 (2015)

  • “African Women in Ecclesiastical Documents, Benguela, 1760–1860,” Social Sciences and Missions, 28 (2015)

  • “Uncomfortable Pasts: Talking About Slavery in Angola” (with Marcia Schenck), in Ana Lucia Araujo, edl, African Heritage and Memory of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World (Cambria, 2015)

  • “Conquest, Occupation, Colonialism and Exclusion: Land Disputes in Angola,” in João Vicente Serrão, Bárbara Direito, Eugénia Rodrigues, Susana Munch Miranda, eds., Property Rights, Lands and Territory in the European Overseas Empires (Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2014)

  • “Strategies for Social Mobility: Liaisons between Foreign Men and Slave Women in Benguela, c. 1770-1850,” in Gwyn Campbell and Elizabeth Elbourne, eds., Sex, Power and Slavery: The Dynamics of Carnal Relations under Enslavement (Ohio University Press, 2014)

  • An African Slaving Port on the Atlantic World: Benguela and its Hinterland (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

  • Fronteras de Esclavización: Esclavitud, Comercio e Identidad en Benguela, 1780–1850 (Colegio de Mexico Press, 2011)

  • Crossing Memories: Slavery and African Diaspora, coedited with Ana Lúcia Araújo and Paul Lovejoy (African World Press, 2011)      




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