Henry Charles Lea Professor of History
Roquinaldo Ferreira is a historian who specializes in the history of the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism, and the histories of Africa, Latin America, and the wider Atlantic world. He was previously Vasco da Gama Associate Professor of Early Modern Portuguese History at Brown University, where he also served as associated director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ). He is the author of Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Atlantic World: Angola and Brazil during the Era of the Slave Trade, and his The Costs of Freedom: Central Africa in the Age of Abolition (1820 ca.-1880 ca) is forthcoming.
About the Donor
The Henry Charles Lea Professorship in History was established in 1928 through the estate of Nina Lea in memory of her father, Henry Charles Lea (1825-1909), a noted Philadelphia historian, publisher, activist and civic reformer.