April 15, 2016 at 9:24 am

Dantas Authors Chapter on ‘Slave Women and Urban Labor in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World’

Dr. Mariana Dantas, Associate Professor of History, published two chapters and an article in 2015.

She authored a chapter on “Slave Women and Urban Labor in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World,” in New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison, edited by Jeff Forret and Christine Sears (Louisiana University Press, 2015).

Dr. Mariana Dantas

Dr. Mariana Dantas

She also wrote a chapter on “Pai Branco, Mãe Negra, Filho Pardo: Formação Familiar e Mobilidade Social na Comarca do Rio das Velhas,” in História da Família no Brasil (séculos XVIII, XIX, e XX): Novas análises e perspectivas, edited by Douglas Libby, José N. C. Meneses, Júnia F. Furtado, and Zephyr Frank (Belo Horizonte: Editora Fino Traço, 2015).

Her article Miners, Farmers, and Market People: Women of African Descent and the Colonial Economy in Minas Gerais” was published in African Economic History 43 (2015).

She also participated in an invitation-only research workshop: “Eighteenth-Century Studies Workshop: The Eighteenth Century City”at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven. Dantas was also invited to serve as a roundtable discussant during the “Locating and Connecting Latin American and the African Diaspora” conference, held a the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

She also co-convened, organized, and served as a discussant for the The Global City, Past and Present, AHRC International Research Network Workshops: “Spaces,” held at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in May, 2015, and “Political Economy,” held at the Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in November, 2015.

Dantas was awarded an 1804 Grant by Ohio University to strengthen Ohio University’s participation in the Global City research network through more faculty involvement in the network’s workshop and a summer program to be held at the Athens campus in July, 2016.

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