2016-2017 Volkswagen Global Fellow, WIGH
Tamis Parron is the WIGH Volkswagen Global Fellow. He received his PhD from the University of Sao Paulo in 2015, where his dissertation “The Politics of Slavery in the Age of Freedom: United States, Brazil, and Cuba, 1787-1846” was awarded best history dissertation by USP as well as winning the Capes Thesis Award for most outstanding history dissertation in Brazil that year. Parron was a fellow at UNIFESP (Federal University of the State of São Paulo) in 2015-2016 and will be Assistant Professor of History at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janiero, Brazil after his time at Harvard. He is the author of A política da escravidão no Império do Brasil, 1826-1865 (Civilização Brasileira, 2011), which received the Jabuti Award in the Humanities in 2012, and co-authored, with Rafael Marquese e Márcia Berbel, Escravidão & Política: Brasil e Cuba, 1790-1850 (Hucitec, 2010), which has been published in English as Slavery and Politics: Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850 (The University of New Mexico Press, 2016).
Research Interests: Nineteenth-century political economy of black slavery from an encompassing comparative perspective.