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Jorge Felipe-Gonzalez received his B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in History from the University of Havana, Cuba, and Ph.D. in History from Michigan State University. His research focuses on the foundation and expansion of the Cuban-based transatlantic slave trade between the late eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. His book in progress, “Foundation and Growth of the Cuban-Based Transatlantic Slave Trade,” explores how the Cuban elite set up a slave-trading infrastructure without precedents in Cuban History and the role American merchants played in it. Jorge Felipe-Gonzalez has worked on digital projects such as the Transatlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade Databases and People of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (PAST) as a Mellon Fellow at the DuBois Institute at Harvard University. Some of Felipe-Gonzalez’s courses are History of U.S./Latin American Relations and a graduate seminar on “Teaching and Researching the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Digital Age.”


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