Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Yuko Miki
Assistant Professor of History
Office Location: Lincoln Center Campus, Lowenstein Building

Research Interests

Yuko Miki is a historian of Latin America, the African Diaspora, and the Atlantic World.  She specializes in nineteenth-century Brazil, focusing on the intersecting lives of its black and indigenous people in the realms of slavery, race, citizenship, and nation-building.  Her publications include "Fleeing into Slavery: The Insurgent Geographies of Brazilian Quilombolas (Maroons), 1880-1881," The Americas 68, no. 4 (2012): 495-528, winner of the Best Article Prize from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Brazil Section; and a forthcoming article, "Slave and Citizen in Black and Red: Reconsidering the Intersection of African and Indigenous Slavery in Postcolonial Brazil," in Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies.  She is currently preparing a manuscript entitled Insurgent Geographies: Blacks, Indians, and the Making of Postcolonial Brazil.  She is the Secretary of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD).  Prior to joining the Fordham faculty, Yuko Miki was Assistant Professor of Latin American history at Washington University in St. Louis.

At Fordham University she will be teaching HIST 1400 - Understanding Historical Change: Latin America and other courses on slavery and emancipation; Iberian Atlantic and Latin American history (colonial period to the present); and the African diaspora.

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