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Robert Wayne Andrew Slenes


Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Estados Unidos

He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Oberlin College (1965), with emphasis in Spanish Literature and in History; a Master's degree in Spanish and Spanish American Literature from The University of Wisconsin - Madison (1966); and a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, focused on Latin America, particularly Brazil (1976). He is presently a "Collaborating Professor" (participating primarily in research projects) in the Department of History of the São Paulo State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), having retired as full professor from that university in August of 2013. He also was employed as a "Visiting Senior Professor" in the History Post-Graduate Program of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), in Salvador, Bahia, from October, 2017, to the end of 2021. He has experience in History, emphasizing the Social History of Brazil and Africa, with research focused primarily on the following themes: the demography of slavery, the slave family, Central-African culture and slave identity, the iconography of slavery, and the Brazilian Empire. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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