Mariana Candido

Mariana Candido


Associate Professor

Graduate Program Field

Africa; Atlantic World


West Central African History; South Atlantic World; Slavery & Slave Trade


Ph.D., York University, Canada
M.A.,  El Colegio de México, Mexico
B.A, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Research and Teaching Interests

African history, comparative slavery, the South Atlantic world, Black Atlantic, and human trafficking. My teaching interests include histories of early colonialism in Africa, slave trade, imperialism and gender, transatlantic connections and the African diaspora.


Candido's research focuses on the history of West Central Africa during the era of the transatlantic slave trade. Her research interests include the history of slavery; forced migration and labor; the South Atlantic world; and the African diaspora. Candido is the chair of the Lusophone African Studies Organization and a network member of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples.

Candido's publications include Fronteras de Esclavización: Esclavitud, Comercio e Identidad en Benguela, 1780-1850 (Mexico: Colegio de Mexico Press, 2011); An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World. Benguela and its Hinterland (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013); Crossing Memories: Slavery and African Diaspora, with Ana Lucia Araujo and Paul Lovejoy (Africa World Press, 2011); and articles in History in Africa, Slavery and Abolition, African Economic History, Portuguese Studies Review, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Luso-Brazilian Review, Afro-Ásia, Cahiers des Anneux de la Mémoire, and Brésil (s). Sciences Humaines et Sociales.

Contact Information

Office: 439 Decio
Phone: 574-631-8299

Mailing Address:
Department of History
219 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


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