Dr Esteban Salas

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Department of History Lecturer in African History
SOAS, Main Building
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Esteban Salas holds a Ph.D. in African history from the University of Notre Dame and he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale University.

His research centers on West Central African societies and the impact of the Atlantic slave trade. His current work focuses on themes of freedom, autonomy, refuge making, slavery, labor, racial thinking, and early colonialism in Angola.

He has done archival research in Angola, Portugal, and the United States with support from the Luso-American Foundation, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and Royal Air Maroc.

His publications include contributions on the volumes African Women in the Atlantic World, Property, Vulnerability and Mobility, 1660-1880 and Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History.


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