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First Name
Erika
Last Name
Edwards
Affiliation
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Website URL
https://pages.uncc.edu/erika-edwards/
Keywords
Latin America, African Diaspora, Afro-Latin America, Argentina, Gender, Women, Education, Black Invisibility, Slavery, Motherhood,
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About Me

I am an expert of the black experience (from the slave trade, to black invisibility, 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 academic blogs. 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 North Carolina-Greensboro.  I am currently finishing my book, “Hiding in Plain Sight: The disappearance of the black population in Argentina.”

Recent Publications

“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
Argentina
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Early Modern, Modern
Expertise by Topic
Emancipation, Family, Gender, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Slavery, Urban History, Women