Lloyd Belton

Lloyd Belton


I received an MA/MSc with Distinction in International and World History from Columbia University and the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2014. My Master's thesis focused on inter-American connections on revolution and abolitionism in the mid-19th century by examining the life of Emiliano F.B. Mundrucu, a Brazilian man of colour who was involved in revolutionary activity in Brazil and Venezuela and who then became a prominent black abolitionist in the northeast United States. Prior to my Master's, I completed a BA (History) with First Class Honours at the University of Melbourne in 2011. 

Research interests

My PhD thesis will seek to understand how black abolitionists and activists collaborated across the Atlantic world in the mid to late 19th century, with a particular focus on the contribution made by black Latin Americans to civil rights and anti-slavery causes in the US. Current scholarship focuses almost entirely on the US-UK abolitionist activism link, thereby overlooking inter-American abolitionist activism as well as connections between black Latin American and African-American abolitionists. In trying to address this oversight, I will examine both institutional collaboration between abolitionist societies across the hemisphere and also explore individual connections between black abolitionist activists. 


  • MA/MSc International and World History
  • Bachelor of Arts (History)