Roquinaldo Ferreira is Vasco da Gama Associate Professor in the History Department and the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Department at Brown University. Ferreira received his PhD in African History from UCLA in 2003. Before coming to Brown in 2013, he taught at the University of Virginia (2005-2012). He specializes in African, Colonial Brazilian, and Atlantic History. He has been a visiting Professor at the Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement, Geneva, and has held a visiting appointment at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He has lectured widely in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. His research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). He is the author of Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Atlantic World: Angola and Brazil during the Era of the Slave Trade (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 275pps.