Skip to main content
Global Urban History Project

Meet Other Members

Mariana L Dantas
Basic Information
Ohio University
Associate Professor
Ohio University

Department of History

Athens, OH  

Additional Information
About My Work
My work investigates the role urban slavery and the African Diaspora in the Americas played in the development of economic practices, social networks, experiences of race, and uses of urban spaces in different eighteenth-century cities of the Americas, particularly the mining towns of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
- Black Townsmen: Urban Slavery and Freedom in the 18th-Century Americas (Palgrave, 2008).
- Slave women and urban labor in the eighteenth-century Atlantic World, IN New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison (Louisiana University Press, 2015).
- Historical Approaches to Researching the Global Urban. In Doing Global Urban Research, edited by John Harrison and Michael Hoyler, 211-224. London: Sage, 2018. (co-authored with Emma Hart)
Professional Associations
Conference on Latin American History/American Historical Association
Brazilian Studies Association
Latin American Studies Association