Bruno R. Véras

Biographies : M. G. Baquaqua (c.1824 - 18??)

Projects: Fragmentos da Memória

About: Bruno R. Véras is a Ph.D. candidate at York University and a public and digital historian researching Global Africa, religion and Transnational History. He is a former UNESCO consultant for African-Brazilian museum exhibits and slave narratives, director of the Baquaqua Project (, and the co-director for the SHADD_hub Projects (

Maureen Warner-Lewis

Biographies : Catherine Mulgrave Zimmermann. (c.1827 - 1891)

Projects: Fragmentos da Memória

About: Maureen Warner-Lewis is Professor Emerita of African-Caribbean Languages and Orature at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and author of Guinea's Other Suns: The African Dynamic in Trinidad Culture; Yoruba Songs of Trinidad; Trinidad Yoruba; Central Africa in the Caribbean; Archibald Monteath: Igbo, Jamaican, Moravian .

Nielson Bezerra

Biographies : Gracia Maria (c.1730 - 1789)

Projects: Fragmentos da Memória

About: Nielson Rosa Bezerra is Professor at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Diretor de Pesquisa of Museu Vivo do São Bento and member of the SHADD_hub. He was fellow of the prestigious Banting Fellowship program (SSHRC) and is author of eight books, among them A Cor da Baixada (APPH-CLIO, 2012).

Olatunji Ojo

Biographies : Osifekunde (c.1793 - 1841)

Projects: Fragmentos da Memória

About: Olatunji Ojo teaches African History at Brock University. His research interests, which include slavery, slave trade, ethnicity and identity formation, religion and gender, center on the history of social and economic change in 18th to 19th century Yorubaland and other parts of West Africa.

Özgül Özdemir

Biographies : Nadir Ağa (c.1870 - 1957)

Projects: Fragmentos da Memória

About: Özgül Özdemir is a PhD student in Transnational, International and Global History at Stanford University. She is part of the Freedom Narratives Project. Her research focuses on the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on slavery.