Nick is a historian of the Atlantic World, with a particular focus on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. His current research examines slave-trading merchants in Britain, Africa, and the Americas, and shows how their profit-motivated decisions shaped the experiences of the enslaved people who they bought and sold.
Nick's research has been published in the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of Economic History, and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and featured on Quartz.com. His research has been generously supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the Doris Quinn G. Foundation.
Lecturer, Lancaster University
Postdoctoral fellow, University of South California
Johns Hopkins University, PhD
Victoria University of Wellington, MA
Victoria University of Wellington, BA(Hons)
Visualizing the Middle Passage: The Brooks and the Reality of Crowding in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History
‘Gold versus Life:’ Jobbing Gangs and British Caribbean Slavery,, The William and Mary Quarterly
Guinea Factors, Slave Sales, and the Profits of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Late Eighteenth-Century Jamaica: The Case of John Tailyour, The William and Mary Quarterly
Keeping “the wheel in motion”: Trans-Atlantic Credit Terms, Slave Prices, and the Geography of Slavery in the British Americas, 1755–1807, The Journal of Economic History