Slavery and Postemancipation in Colombia: Latin American History Seminar, June 2nd

Please join us for the Latin American History Seminar, which will take place on Thursday June 2nd at 5 PM in the Main Seminar Room of the Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk, Oxford).

Slavery and Anti-Slavery in Gran Colombia
– Marcela Echeverri, University of Yale

The Work of Citizenship in Postemancipation Colombia
– Jason McGraw, Indiana University Bloomington

You are welcome to join the organisers for an informal dinner after the seminar, at Manos, 105 Walton Street. They have arranged a ‘special menu’ at the individual cost of £9.99, which includes main course and a drink (wine, beer or a soft drink). This should be an enjoyable social occasion so they hope you will also join us after the seminar. Please let them know if you are planning to attend the dinner so they can confirm numbers with the restaurant (

About the speakers:

Marcela Echeverri is assistant professor of Latin American history and MacMillan Research Fellow at Yale University. She is the author of “‘Enraged to the Limit of Despair’: Infanticide and Slave Judicial Strategies in Barbacoas, 1789-1798,” Slavery & Abolition 30, no. 3 (2009): 403-26; “Popular Royalists, Empire, and Politics in Southwestern New Granada, 1809-1819,” Hispanic American Historical Review 91, no. 2 (2011): 237-69; “Race, Citizenship, and the Cádiz Constitution in Popayán (New Granada),” in The Rise of Constitutional Government in the Iberian Atlantic World: The Impact of the Cádiz Constitution of 1812, edited by Scott Eastman and Natalia Sobrevilla Perea (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015), 91-110; and Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolutions: Reform, Revolution, and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825 (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Jason McGraw is assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington. He is the author of “Purificar la nación: eugenesia, higiene y renovación moral-racial de la periferia del Caribe colombiano, 1900-1930,”Revista de Estudios Sociales 27 (Agosto, 2007). His book The Work of Recognition. Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2014, and was awarded the 2015 Michael Jiménez Prize, Colombia Section, Latin American Studies Association.


Gabriel García Márquez



The Nobel Prize in Literature 1982 was awarded to García Márquez “for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts”.

Cartoon by Colombian artist Mauricio Parra