Research cluster

Africa and its diaspora

About us

We teach and research on the history of global diasporas and its effects since 1450, along with the the constructions of race and cultural transformations. 

Our work spans the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, but we have a special interest in the transatlantic slave trade and African Diaspora. Major projects have included an investigation into the African roots of Brazilian Capoeira, the legal and humanitarian dimensions of the infamous Zong massacre, and the collection of African biographical narratives from the era of the slave trade. Other projects have examined the impact of the Second World War on Asia and racial violence in South Africa.