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Mariana Candido is Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Candido is the chair of the Lusophone African Studies Organization and a network member of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples.

Candido's research focuses on the history of West Central Africa during the era of the transatlantic slave trade. Her research interests include the history of slavery; forced migration and labor; the South Atlantic world; and the African diaspora. Her teaching interests include histories of early colonialism in Africa, slave trade, imperialism and gender, transatlantic connections and the African diaspora.

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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? 

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