Dr Selina Patel Nascimento

Lecturer in the History of the Global South

Research Interests

My research is deeply embedded in the intersectional experiences of enslaved and marginalised women, particularly in their positions in global systems of concubinage as concubines.

I am PI on the AHRC-funded project "Defining Concubinage in the Luso-Atlantic World: Gender, Slavery, and Networks of Power in Brazil and Angola (1880-1860)." It seeks to define concubinage as a discrete Atlantic world phenomenon that can be conceptually useful in comparative analyses of concubinary systems across the Americas. Clear definitions of Atlantic world concubinage and a degree of conceptual resolution provides a vital platform to build on future global comparisons that can draw together African, Asian, Middle Eastern, European, and American concubinary systems in meaningful and insightful ways.