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Advisory Group and Research Fellows.

The Advisory Group was created at the request of the Vice-Chancellor, in light of the growing public interest in the issue of British universities’ historical links to the slave trade. The Advisory Group is not a decision-making body but is constituted to advise the Vice-Chancellor on how the University might acknowledge and respond to the historical links between the university and the slave trade.

In December 2019, The University of Cambridge Advisory Group on the Legacies of Enslavement is announced that Sabine Cadeau and Nicolas Bell-Romero have been appointed as Research Fellows.

The post-doctoral Research Fellows for the Legacies of Enslavement project are appointed for two years. Based in the Centre for African Studies, they will work in an interdisciplinary context across the University, developing relationships with other staff and students active in similar research. They will develop and deliver their own research projects as set out below, under the aegis of the Advisory Group and under the supervision of a small group of academics.

Award winning author and former MPhil in African Studies student Mary Ononokpono talks about how her work has been inspired by our MPhil programme


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