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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.

I aim to highlight the importance of Spanish and Cuban actors who 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 to slavery in America during the Age of Abolition. Furthermore, I am one of the Public History Working Group coordinators at the EUI. 

Apart from that, I write 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).