In this episode Marcela Echeverri, an Assistant Professor of History at Yale University, spoke with Alejandro E. Gómez, Maître de conférences of Latin American History at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 and a fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about his research on the socio-racial perceptions of individuals within the Spanish Atlantic who advocated in favor of or against slavery, the slave trade and/or discrimination of free coloreds in the long 19th century. Gómez highlights changes and continuities over time regarding the social representations of Afro-descendants.
Alejandro E. Gómez holds a doctorate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. His principal areas of research include socio-racial issues, revolutionary conflicts, and the study of sensitivities in the Greater Caribbean and the Atlantic World. He is currently a Maître de Conférences of Colonial Spanish America at the University Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3.
Alejandro’s Recommended Resources:
Blackburn, Robin. The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery: 1776-1848. Version Publishing; New Edition. April 18, 2011.