Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement,University of Bristol

Olivette Otele

Olivette Otele PhD, FRHistS is a Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement at the University of Bristol.

She is a Fellow and a Vice President of the Royal Historical Society. Professor Otele holds a PhD in History from Université Paris, La Sorbonne, France. Her area of research are colonial and post-colonial History and the histories of people of African descent. She has been the recipient of several national and international research grants (UK’s AHRC, European Commission-RISE, Canadian-SSHRC). She is a Trustees of the Research Committee at the V&A and Bristol’s Mayoral Chair for the Commission of Racial Equality. Professor Otele is also a regular contributor to the press, television and radio programmes (BBC, Sky News, Guardian, Sunday Times, UK Elle Magazine, Vogue Italia, Huffington Post, New Yorker, etc). Her latest books include a monograph, African European: an untold History (Hurst, 2020) and an edited volume, Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2021).