Manuel Barcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Leeds. He has published extensively on the fields of African slavery in the Americas. These publications include three books and several articles in peer-reviewed journals from Europe, the US and Latin America. He’s an honorary fellow at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (Hull) and at the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (Liverpool). He’s currently working on a book that addresses the production, framing and exchange of medical knowledge in the transatlantic slave trade.