Andrew Walker

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies


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BA Duke University
PHD University of Michigan

Andrew Walker

 Andrew Walker received a PhD in History from the University of Michigan in 2018 and a B.A. in French Studies and History from Duke University in 2011. His dissertation research explores the abolition of slavery and the formation of the Haitian state in Santo Domingo (today the Dominican Republic) during the 1822-1844 Unification of Hispaniola. His second project follows a remarkable 1816 case brought by the Admiralty Court of Haiti against a U.S. warship-turned-Cuban slaving brig, whose American crew had sailed for Port-au-Prince after staging a mutiny off of the coast of Cape Verde. In addition, Andrew is working on two ongoing collaborative projects. The first explores the illegal enslavement and forced introduction into the United States of people who had long lived as free in the wake of the Haitian Revolution. The second highlights the political lives of formerly enslaved women within the notarial archives and civil registries of unification-era Santo Domingo. Andrew’s research in Dominican, Haitian, Spanish, French, British, and U.S. archives has been supported by the Fulbright Association, the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and the Race, Law, and History Program at the University of Michigan Law School.

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Empires of Captivity