Assistant Professor of History, St. John's University

Philip Misevich is assistant professor in the History Department at St. John’s University, in New York. He specializes in the study of the slave trade in Africa and the Atlantic World. In 2016-17, he was a long-term fellow at the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright-Hays and the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University. He is co-Principal Investigator of the African Origins database project (www.African-Origins.com) and on the Steering Committee of the Voyages database (http://www.slavevoyages.org), a digital resource that allows users to search through details of more than 36,000 vessels engaged in the transatlantic slave trade. He is co-editor, with Kristin Mann, of The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World and is currently completing a manuscript that examines the interconnected worlds of slavery, the slave trade, abolition and colonialism in Southern Sierra Leone in the nineteenth century.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of History, St. John's University