Jorge Felipe

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Jorge Felipe Gonzalez is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at MSU. He received his undergraduate degree in History at the University of Havana in 2007. During a couple of years after graduation, he taught different courses at the University of Havana. After a research stay as a fellow at the Iberoamerican Institute in Berlin, he started working as research assistant at the Fernando Ortiz Foundation in Cuba. After 2010, he coordinated a team of scholars working on a digital database about the Liberated Africans community in Cuba during the 19th century. Currently, he is developing with a colleague another digital database (hosted at MATRIX at MSU) based on baptism records from the black population from Cuba, Brazil and the US. This project will gather substantial new information about slaves and their descendants in different regions in the Americas. Felipe’s Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the Atlantic connections among slave traders from Upper Guinea, Cuba, and the Southern States in the US. His goal is to explain the origins of the Spanish slave trade at the end of the 18th century and how Cuban-based slave traders established commercial networks in Africa. Felipe’s fields of specialization are Atlantic History, Caribbean/Cuban History. He is currently pursuing a degree as Atlanticist at MSU. He is also co directing a project at the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center about the connections between Cuba and the US in the Atlantic slave trade. Currently, He is working at H-Net as Assistant Editor of Digital Humanities Projects Fields of interest: 18th-19th Century Spanish-Cuban/creole Atlantic slave trade, end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century US slave trade, first half of the 19th century Upper Guinea History, Atlantic History, slave traders, trans-Atlantic commercial networks, digital humanities.

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“Jorge Felipe,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed June 20, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/55.