Beatriz Mamigonian

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beatriz_mamigonian

Affiliated Scholar, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies
Professor, History, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

  • Fields of Study
    • Brazilian history
    • Comparative Slavery/Labor History
    • African Diaspora in the Americas
  • About

    Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian is Professor of History at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil). She has been a visiting professor at Michigan State University and fellow of the Gilder Lehman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. Her work concentrates on the social, legal and political consequences of the abolition of the slave trade and large-scale illegal enslavement in nineteenth-century Brazil. She has co-edited, with Karen Racine (U of Guelph) two collections of biographies, The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic and The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009 and 2010 respectively), and with Joseane Zimmermann História Diversa: africanos e afrodescendentes na Ilha de Santa Catarina (University of Santa Catarina Press, 2013), as well as published a number of chapters in edited collections and journal articles in Portuguese, English, and French. She coordinates, with Andréa Delgado, the outreach program Santa Afro Catarina, on the African presence in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, mostly known for European immigration.

    During her semester at the Eisenberg Institute she will work on a book manuscript, a social history of the abolition of the Brazilian slave trade in the nineteenth century, seen from an Atlantic perspective. She will be in residence at the Institute from September 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Waterloo 2002