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Audra A. Diptee

Associate Professor - Africa and the Caribbean, slavery, race relations; critical applied history and historical consciousness; children and childhood; race, power, memory, and identity in Global South contexts

Degrees:B.A. (York), M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 4203
Office:441 Paterson Hall

Research Interests

  • Caribbean & Africa
  • Humanitarianism & Human Rights Discourses (Caribbean)
  • Childhood & Children
  • Slavery & Human Trafficking
  • Critical Applied History, Memory, Historical Consciousness
  • Race & Racism

Honours and Awards

2019, Professeure Invitée, l’Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle (Paris 3)
2018, Writing Residency Fellowship, Bellagio Center (Italy), The Rockefeller Foundation
2012 Visiting Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University
2010 Workshop Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
2010 Standard Research Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council
2003 David Nichols Memorial Prize, Society of Caribbean Studies, United Kingdom

Select Publications

“The Problem of Modern Day Slavery: Is Critical Applied History the Answer?,” Slavery & Abolition, Vol. 39 (2), 2018, 405-428.

“Notions of African Childhood in Abolitionist Discourses: Colonial and Post-Colonial Humanitarianism in the Fight Against Child Slavery.”  Anna Mae Duane (ed), Child Slavery Before & After Emancipation, (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

“Atlantic Childhoods, Global Contexts.” Special issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, Vol. 11 (4), 2014. – with David V. Trotman.

“Atlantic Childhood and Youth in Global Context: Reflections on the Global South.” Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, Vol. 11 (4), 2014, 437-448. – with David V. Trotman

Remembering Africa & Its Diasporas:  Memory, Public History & Representations of the Past (Africa World Press, 2012) – with David V. Trotman.

From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 1776-1807  (University Press of Florida, 2010).

“Children in Colonial Africa.”  Special issue of the Journal of Family History, Vol. 35 (1), 2010 – with Martin A. Klein.

Juanita De Barros, Audra Diptee and David Trotman, Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives in Caribbean
, (New Jersey: Markus Weiner Publishers, 2006).

‘African Children in the British Slave Trade During the Late Eighteenth Century,’ Slavery & Abolition, Vol. 27 (2), August 2006, 183-196.