Centre for the History of Ibero-America Workshop: Early Career Success Stories

Join Jenny Nelson, Jesús Sanjurjo and Lloyd Belton as they offer us advice on how to develop your career after completing a PhD.

Jenny Nelson is a Lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies at Cardiff University. Her research interests include Latin American comparative histories and the history of the slave trade and its abolition. She is currently completing a book monograph with the provisional title: Unfreedom: Liberated Africans and the limitations of British Antislavery in Cuba and Brazil with the University of Alabama Press.

Jesús Sanjurjo (BA Oviedo, MA PhD Leeds, FRHistS) is an Early Career Fellow of the Leverhulme and Isaac Newton Trusts at the University of Cambridge and Corpus Christi College. Before joining Cambridge, he was a lecturer in Latin American History at the universities of Cardiff and York. He earned his PhD in July 2018 from the University of Leeds, for which he was awarded an AHRC-WRoCAH Doctoral Studentship. His first book, In the Blood of Our Brothers. Abolitionism and the End of the Slave Trade in Spain’s Atlantic Empire, 1800–1870 (University of Alabama Press, 2021) was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Paul E. Lovejoy Prize. In 2023, the Spanish translation of the monograph will be published by Editorial Comares.

Lloyd Belton is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow where he teaches on West Africa and is developing a project entitled ‘Kru Empires: West Africans and Imperial Expansion, ca. 1750-1900’. Before this, Lloyd completed his PhD in History at the University of Leeds in 2022, specialising in abolitionism in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His research interests include slavery and abolition; the Atlantic slave trade; civil rights movements and West African maritime history.

This event is part of a programme offered by CHIA, the Centre for the History of Ibero-America. Find out more about CHIA’s activities on the Centre’s homepage.

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