- First Name
- Erika Denise
- Last Name
- United States
- NC North Carolina
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Website URL
- Latin America, African Diaspora, Afro-Latin America, Argentina, Gender, Women, Education, Slavery, Motherhood, Race
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- About Me
I am an expert of the black experience ( slave trade, “black disappearance”, and today’s black power movement) in Argentina, a country known more for its European than African past. I have been cited and consulted by in the New York Times and National Geographic. I have also been interviewed by La Voz del Interior, an Argentine newspaper in regarding her research. I have published articles in the African the Black Diaspora: An International Journal, Oxford Bibliographies, History Compass and various book chapters. Moreover, I have given numerous talks at various institutions and organizations some of which include University of South Carolina, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and University of California- Irvine. Most recently I published my book Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women the Law and the Making of a White Argentine Republic (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press) 2020.
- Recent Publications
Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women the Law and the Making of a White Argentine Republic (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press) 2020.
“María Remedios del Valle – 19th century Argentina” in As If She Were Free: A Collective Biography of Black Women and Emancipation in the Americas edited by Erica L. Ball, Tatiana
Seijas, and Terri L. Snyder (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) forthcoming
-co-authored with Florencia Guzmán
“Un regalo de la madre, libertad: maternidad y el proceso de manumisión en Córdoba, Argentina””
in Esclavos. Estudio interdisciplinario en territorios periféricos en la antigua monarquía Hispania. Siglos XVIII a mediados del XIX (Córdoba, Argentina: Baez Impresiones) 2019.
“A Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires, Cordoba and the Disappearance of the Black Population in Argentina” The Metropole, the official blog of the Urban History Association, May 2018 A Tale of Two Cities
“Pardo is the New Black: The Urban Origins of Argentina’s Myth of Black Disappearance” Global Urban History Blog Dec 2016. Pardo is the New Black
“An African Tree Produces White Flowers: the disappearance of the black population in Argentina” New York: Oxford University Press Blog Nov 2015. An African Tree Produces White Flowers
“Slavery in Argentina” In Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies. Ed. Ben Vinson. New York: Oxford University Press (online) updated June 2017.Slavery in Argentina
“Mestizaje Cordóba’s Patria Chica: Beyond the Myth of Black Disappearance” in African and the Black Diaspora: An International Journal’s special issue “There are No Blacks in Argentina: Policing the Border” Vol. 7. No. 2, 2014.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Atlantic, Latin America
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- Emancipation, Family, Gender, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Slavery, Urban History, Women