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Room: NW 922G
Phone: 0121 204 3712
Joseph joined Aston as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Modern History at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year. Before this, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and a Lecturer in History at Yale University. He also served as a Perkins Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, affiliated with the Princeton Humanities Council and the Center for Digital Humanities. Prior to his arrival in the UK, he designed and taught courses on digital and transnational history at a number of universities in the United States.
Joseph’s main fields of interest are slavery and abolition, with a special focus on America, West Africa, and the wider world during the nineteenth century. Other areas of interest include political and social movements, missionaries and religion, capitalism and globalisation, and transnational histories of the United States. He is also interested in digital scholarship and has developed several public projects, most recently Princeton & Slavery. More information can be found on his blog.
Currently, Joseph is completing a book about the Mendi Mission and the role of Africa in the American abolition of slavery. Established in the wake of the Amistad revolt, the mission was a transatlantic extension of the Underground Railroad and a key site of action and imagination in the global contest over chattel slavery. He is also developing new digital projects, including an interactive, comparative database of runaway advertisements.
He invites students, members of the media and the public to contact him about any of these topics.
Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Research Group
Director of Birmingham History Placement
Member of Decolonising the Curriculum Working Group
LQ1005 Making Histories I: Methods, Theories, Controversies
LQ2007 Case Studies in Global History
LQ2008 Making Histories II: Oral and Digital Methods
LQ2010 The Atlantic World: Slavery and Emancipation
LQ3002 History Workshop
LQ3006 Teaching History in the 21st Century
PhD, Yale University
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Research output: Other contribution › Podcast
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Research output: Non-textual form › Web publication/site