Full Professor of Historical Anthropology at the University of Granada, Spain.
I graduated from Northgate High School, California, USA. I obtained a BA in Semitic Studies from the University of Granada and a DEA in Social Anthropology (Dîplome d’Études Approffondies, spécialité Anthropologie Sociale et Ethnologie). PhD in History and Civilizations from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) with a doctoral thesis titled: “Slavery in 16th century Granada: Gender, Race and Religion”. I have held research fellowships at the Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, EHESS (Paris), Columbia University (Vancouver), Queen Mary College (London), etc. Principal investigator of projects funded by the National Research Plan, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and the Junta de Andalucía, has also participated in other projects funded by the European Union. I have authored books, book chapters and papers in my specialty, published by prestigious publishers (Presses Universitaires de la Sorbonne, Cambridge University Press, L'Harmattan-Paris, Peter Lang, CNRS etc). I have also published articles in international journals and have lectured at the Universities of Zurich, Oxford, Palermo, Lisbon, Nice, Tunisia, Córdoba, Complutense de Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Colegio de Paris, etc. My research is centred on long-term slavery and abolitionism in Spain (16th to 19th century) and its impact on the Mediterranean and Atlantic slave trades. I am currently working on women slave labour. Part of my previous research in Social Anthropology focused on stereotypes and prejudices about the Andalusian accent. My methodological perspectives involve a multidisciplinary approach, Historical Anthropology and Gender focusing.
English, Italian and French (bilingual)
Arabic (basic knowledge)