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Professor of History, Emory University

Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow in History - Class of Fall 2023

Mariana P. Candido is a professor of history at Emory University. She completed her BA at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, MA at El Colegio de Mexico, and PhD in African history at York University. She also taught at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Princeton University, University of Kansas, and University of Notre Dame. An expert on the Lusophone world, Atlantic relations, and women and gender in African history, Candido’s work examines the economic, social, and political impact of the transatlantic slave trade in Angola and underscores the role of Africans, particularly women, as historical agents. Her publications include Wealth, Land, and Property in Angola: A History of Dispossession, Slavery, and Inequality (Cambridge, 2022), An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and its Hinterland (Cambridge, 2013), which received an honorable mention for the Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association, Fronteras de Esclavización: Esclavitud, Comercio e Identidad en Benguela, 1780-1850 (Colegio de Mexico, 2011), and several edited volumes, including African Women in the Atlantic World. Property, Vulnerability and Mobility, 1680-1880, with Adam Jones (James Currey, 2019); and Crossing Memories: Slavery and African Diaspora, with Ana Lucia Araujo and Paul Lovejoy (African World Press, 2011). Candido’s work has appeared in the journals International Review of Social History, American Historical Review, Slavery and Abolition, History in Africa, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Tempo, Portuguese Studies Review, Cahier des anneux de la mémoire, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies, and African Economic History. She has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, Mellon Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and the Luso-American Foundation.

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