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Biography

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute in Florence. My research focuses on the illegal transatlantic slave trade from Gallinas (West Africa) to Cuba during the 19th century.

My goal is to highlight the importance of Spanish and Cuban actors that participated in this “Odious Commerce”, while understanding the hidden dynamics between Abolitionist forces in Sierra Leone and the Atlantic, the slave traders, and the local Vai populations in Gallinas.

I am also interested in the history of indianos/americanos in Catalonia and their relation with slavery in America during the Age of Abolition. Further, I am one of the coordinators of the Public History Working Group at the EUI. 

Apart from that, I enjoy writing in the press about slavery and heritage. Last, but not least, I also like to engage with the local history and folklore of my town: Sitges (Barcelona).