Lori De Lucia
Berensen Fellow, I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Spring 2022
Heinz Heinen Fellow at Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn University
Lori De Lucia is a historian who specializes in the history of slavery in the early modern Mediterranean, with a focus on networks connecting southern Italy and West Africa. She received her doctorate in History from UCLA in 2020. She is interested in how the study of race and slavery in the early modern Italian context can inform contemporary issues of migration, citizenship and human trafficking in the Mediterranean. In 2020, De Lucia was a visiting researcher at the Boston University African Studies Center, where she also served as a Hausa language consultant for the NEH ʿAjamī project. In 2021-2022 she is continuing her research as a postdoctoral fellow with the WIGH, the Bonn University Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies and Villa I Tatti.