Mariana P. Candido

Associate Professor

Department of History

Office: Bowden 203

Phone: 404-727-1272



Mariana P. Candido, Associate Professor (Ph.D. African History, York University, Canada, 2006; M.A. African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico, 2000; B.A. History, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997). Slavery and Abolition; Transatlantic Slave Trade; African Diaspora; Atlantic History; Slavery and the Law; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's History; Violence.

Mariana P. Candido is a specialist in West Central African history during the era of the transatlantic slave trade. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mariana P. Candido concluded her B.A. in Brazil, her Masters in African Studies in Mexico and her Ph.D. in African History in Canada. Before joining Emory University, Prof. Candido taught at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Princeton University, the University of Kansas, and at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include forced migrations, colonialism, empire building, gender, slavery and its afterlives in contemporary societies. Candido published work examines the economic, social, and political impact of the transatlantic slave trade in Angola. Her single authored books, articles, as well as edited volumes stress the role of Africans, particularly African women, as historical agents.

Mariana Candido's publications include An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and its Hinterland (Cambridge University Press, 2013), which received an honorable mention in the competition for the Herskovits prize/ African Studies Association. She has also published Fronteras de Esclavización: Esclavitud, Comercio e Identidad en Benguela, 1780-1850 (Colegio de Mexico Press, 2011), which has been translated into Portuguese as Fronteras da Escravização (Benguela: Universidade Katyavala Bwila, 2018). Candido has co-edited with Adam Jones, African Women in the Atlantic World. Property, Vulnerability and Mobility, 1680-1880 (James Currey, 2019); Carlos Liberato, Paul Lovejoy and Renée Soulodre-La France, Laços Atlânticos: África e africanos durante a era do comércio transatlântico de escravos (Museu Nacional da Escravatura/ Ministério da Cultura, 2017); and Crossing Memories: Slavery and African Diaspora, with Ana Lucia Araujo and Paul Lovejoy (African World Press, 2011). Her articles have been published in Slavery and Abolition, History in Africa, Social Sciences and Missions, Tempo, Portuguese Studies Review, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Afro-Ásia, African Economic History, Cahier des anneux de la mémoire, Luso-Brazilian Review, Saeculum, Brésil(s), Sciences humaines et sociales, and edited volumes. Mariana Candido is one of the editors of African Economic History.

My curriculum vitae


  • Ph.D. African History, York University, Canada, 2006
  • M.A. African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico, 2000
  • B.A. History, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997


  • Slavery and Abolition
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • African Diaspora
  • Atlantic History
  • Slavery and the Law
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's History
  • Violence

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