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Ana Lucia Araujo

Ana Lucia Araujo is cultural historian and a Professor of History at the historically black Howard University in Washington DC. Her work explores the history and the memory of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery and their social and cultural legacies. She is particularly interested in the public memory, heritage, and visual culture of slavery. Over the last years she authored the books Brazil Through French Eyes: A Nineteenth-Century Artist in the Tropics (2015), Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage and Slavery (2014),  Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic (2010), and Romantisme tropical : l'aventure illustrée d'un peintre français au Brésil (2008). She also edited a number of books African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World (2015), Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space  (2012), Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities (2011), and Living History: Encountering the Memory of the Heirs of Slavery (2009). She is currently finishing a book titled Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History. The book examines from a transnational perspective the history of reparations for slavery and the slave trade in the Americas and Africa.