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Ana Lucia Araujo

The Speakers Bureau of Howard University (SBHU) is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty to share their current expertise, while bringing to the forefront their pioneering research in a number of disciplines.

Ana Lucia Araujo


Professor Araujo's work explores the history, memory, and heritage of slavery in the Atlantic World. She is the author of seven single-authored books, including Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging the Past (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020) and Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). Her work is transnational and comparative, she conducted archival research and fieldwork in Brazil, the United States, France, England, Belgium, Portugal, and West Africa, especially the Republic of Benin.  

She is a member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project. She also serves on the board of editors of the American Historical Review (the journal of the American Historical Association, the largest association of historians in the United States) and the editorial board of the British journal Slavery and Abolition. She is also in the executive board of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide Diaspora (ASWAD), the editorial review board of the African Studies Review, and the board of the blog Black Perspectives maintained by the African American Intellectual History Society.

Professor Araujo can lecture and give interviews (oral or written) in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.

Engaging with the public is an important dimension of her work. Her opinion articles in English and Portuguese appeared in the Washington Post, Newsweek, History News Network, and Intercept Brasil. Her work has been featured in several media outlets in the United States, Portugal, Canada, Brazil, Spain, France, and the Netherlands.

To know more about her work, books, past lectures, and media appearances, visit her website

Check also her Twitter account @analuciaraujo_

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Slavery in the Age of Memory, forthcoming book:

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