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Matthew Hopper: Liberated Africans in the Indian Ocean World

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 7, 2022. 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Zoom
Workshop: 
Eurasian Empires
Meeting Description: 

We will be joined by Professor Matthew S. Hopper for his talk titled “Liberated Africans in the Indian Ocean World.” Professor Hopper’s chapter from the edited volume Liberated Africans and the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1807-1896 (2020) will be circulated to all registrants.

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About the Speaker

Matthew S. Hopper is Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  His book, Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire (Yale University Press, 2015), was a finalist for the 2016 Frederick Douglass Book Prize. He received his PhD in History from UCLA, M.A. in African Studies from UCLA and M.A. in History from Temple University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University, a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the Smuts Visiting Research Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge.  He has held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council and Fulbright-Hays, and his writing has been published in Annales, Itinerario, and the Journal of African Development. He is currently writing a history of liberated Africans in the Indian Ocean world.
 

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