Dr. Erika Edwards joined the History Department in August 2012. She received her PhD in Atlantic History with an emphasis in Latin America and Africa from Florida International University, where she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and Doctoral Evidence Acquisition Fellowship to support her research abroad for two years and Ford Dissertation Fellowship and Doctoral Year Fellowship to write her dissertation.
“Pardo is the New Black: The Urban Origins of Argentina’s Myth of Black Disappearance” Global Urban History Blog Dec 2016. Pardo is the New Black
“An African Tree Produces White Flowers: the disappearance of the black population in Argentina” New York: Oxford University Press Nov 2015. An African Tree Produces White Flowers
“Slavery in Argentina” In Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies. Ed. Ben Vinson. New York: Oxford University Press (online) May 2014.Slavery in Argentina
“Mestizaje Cordóba’s Patria Chica: Beyond the Myth of Black Disappearance” in African and the Black Diaspora: An International Journal’s special issue “There are No Blacks in Argentina: Policing the Border” Vol. 7. No. 2, 2014.
By shifting the focus to the late colonial and early republican periods, my book will be the first black history of Córdoba in English that provides an alternative explanation to the decline of the black population. It argues black “disappearance” began as early as the late eighteenth century. It challenges scholars who argue the black population drastically declined because of the whitening or modernization process at the end of the nineteenth century. My book examines the slow erasure of the black population by focusing on African descended women’s daily choices to lighten themselves.
HIST 2206/ LTAM 2206 Colonial Latin America
HIST 3002/LTAM 3002 From Subjects to Citizens: The Long Nineteenth Century 1776-1930
AFRS 3270 Afro-Latin American History
LBST 2102 Global and Intercultural Connections: A Historical Journey of Technological Innovations
HIST 6521 Graduate Seminar : Colonial Latin America