Olivette Otele

Olivette Otele  Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement at the University of Bristol. She is a Fellow and a Vice President of the Royal Historical Society. She is also the Chair of Bristol's Commission on Race Equality (CORE). Professor Otele holds a PhD from Université Paris, La Sorbonne, France. Her areas of research are colonial and post-colonial history and the histories and memories of people of African descent. Professor Otele has been the recipient of several national and international research grants (UK's AHRC, European Commission-RISE, Canadian's SSHRC grant, etc.). She is also a regular contributor to the press, television and radio programmes (BBC, Sky News, Guardian, Sunday Times, Radio France International, Elle Magazine, Vogue Italia, GQ, Huffington Post, New Yorker, etc). She has extensively written on the history and memory of European colonial enslavement, and on minority ethnic communities in Europe. Her latest books include a monograph, African Europeans: An Untold History (Hurst, 2020) and a volume co-edited with Luisa Gandolfo and Yoav Galai Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies (Palgrave MacMillan, 2021).


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