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As an historian of colonial Afro-Latin America and the Atlantic/Pacific Worlds, Professor Bryant works at the intersections of cultural, legal, social history and political economy, with an emphasis upon Black life in the Kingdoms of New Granada and Quito (what is now modern Colombia and Ecuador).

With regard to comparative slavery studies, his work addresses the need to conceptualize early modern histories of slavery, freedom, and race as colonial practices of governance. In addition, Prof. Bryant’s research expands the diasporic paradigm from the Atlantic to the Pacific by specializing in the history of the Afro-Andes and the development of "Black Pacific" subjectivities.

Education/Academic qualification

Latin American History, PhD, Ohio State University

… → 2005

History, MA, Ohio State University

… → 1998

History, BA, North Carolina Central University

… → 1995

Research interests

  • African diaspora
  • Afro-Latin American history
  • Comparative slavery
  • Latin American history and historiography
  • Political Economy
  • Law and Society
  • Colonial Latin America


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