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Oscar Grandio-Moraguez

Adjunct Professor

Oscar Grandio Moraguez has a B..A in International Studies at Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales in Havana, Cuba; an M.A. in African Studies at El Colegio de Mexico, in Mexico City; and a Ph.D. in History, focused on African Studies and African Diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean at York University in Toronto, Canada. He has taught at York University and University of North Florida. His primary research field is concentrated on West Central Africans in Colonial Cuba, and has published several articles on this issue. He has worked as a research fellow for the Transatlantic Slave Trade Database and for the Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies (ESSSS) project. Currently, besides teaching African History at USF, he is the director of the Project "Collections on African Slaves and their Descendants at Cuban Provincial Archives," cosponsored by the Harriet Tubman Institute on the Global Migration of African People, Vanderbilt University, the British Library, and the Instituto de Historia de Cuba.