Marcos L. de Almeida is a historian of West-Central Africa. His work explores the deep history of slavery in the region, the role of Central Africans in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the social history of African languages in the South Atlantic. Education: Ph.D., 2020 (expected), African History, Northwestern University; MA, 2012, Social History, State University of Campinas (São Paulo, Brazil). Publications: Journal of African History (2019), Arqueologia e História na África e na Diáspora Africana (Prismas, 2018); Historical Archaeology and Environment (Springer, 2018); História Social da Lingua Nacional II (NAU/Faperj, 2014). Awards: The Palmares Foundation Award for the best research on Afro-Brazilian Culture, (2011-2012); George Romani Prize, History Department, Northwestern Univ., (2014); International Dissertation Research Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council, (2016-17); Presidential Fellowship, Society of Fellows, Northwestern University, (2017-19).
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