Daniel Domingues

Assistant Professor of History, Rice University

Dr. Daniel B. Domingues da Silva is assistant professor of African History at Rice University, and co-manager of Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. He graduated with a B.A. in History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2004 and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University, Atlanta, in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Dr. Domingues research focuses on the history of the slave trade from West Central Africa, developed with funding from several institutions, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. His publications are available in peer-reviewed journals in English and Portuguese, such as the Journal of African History and Revista Afro-Ásia. Dr. Domingues regularly teaches survey courses on the history of early and modern Africa as well as upper level courses such as “African History through the Digital Medium” and “Modern Africa in Film and Literature.”


  • 2017–present
    Assistant Professor of History, Rice University
  • 2012–2017
    Assistant Professor of History, University of Missouri-Columbia