IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor: J. Cameron Monroe

April - August 2014

Professor J. Cameron Monroe’s research broadly examines political, economic, and cultural transformation in West Africa and the Diaspora in the era of the slave trade. He has conducted research on the nature of African-American ethnic identity and household-level production in early colonial Virginia. His long-term research project, the Abomey Plateau Archaeological Project, is located in the Republic of Bénin in West Africa. This project explores the dynamics of political transformation in West Africa in the era of the slave trade. Integrating documentary, oral, and archaeological data, this research focuses on the political economy of landscape and the built environment and the nature of urban transformation in contact period West Africa.

During his visit to Bristol Professor Monroe will be speaking at the following events:

For more information on Professor Monroe's visit, please contact Professor Mark Horton.