Dr. Yannielli received his PhD from Yale University and is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Before this, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and a Lecturer in History at Yale. He also served as a Perkins Fellow at Princeton University, affiliated with the Princeton Humanities Council and the Center for Digital Humanities.
He studies slavery and abolition, with a special focus on America and West Africa during the nineteenth century. Other areas of interest include political and social movements, missionaries and religion, capitalism and globalization, and the United States in the world.