I am a digital historian and cultural producer whose work focuses on public scholarship, memory, Global Africa, historical slavery, diasporas and art-education. I have been developing multimedia digital humanities initiatives, and educational projects such as the Project Baquaqua. I am currently directing the UNESCO Project Fragments of Memory: Artistic Representations of Diaspora Lives. I was the co-director for the SHADD_hub, SSHRC (2016-2021) and coordinated in British Library Endangered Archives Projects (Sierra Leone, development of digital archives and websites (e.g. Freedom Narratives, Equiano’s World) and several training workshops in Digital Humanities. I worked as a UNESCO consultant for African-Brazilian studies and museum exhibitions at FUNDAJ, Brazil (2014) and directed the awarded anti-racism art-educational projects in the Global South (2015). I produced and directed several documentaries, video series and podcasts in Egypt, Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, and Canada. I have served as a researcher and consultant in different experimental drawing exhibits (2016), theatre plays based on biographies of enslaved Africans (2017), dancing performances (2018), and experimental fictional television series (2019). He has been contributing to the executive and advisory board of several research institutions, such as The Harriet Tubman Institute (2017-2019), The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, CERLAC (2020-2021) and the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery (2021-2022). I have been awarded research funds from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and Education (2014), UNESCO (2014), the Government of Ontario, OGS (2017), York University (2018-2021), Mitacs (2020) and the Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages, CIRESC EHESS (2021). I have worked under the Zdenka Volavka Art-History Research Fellowship (2020), the Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Award (2020, 2021), the York University Anti-Black Racism Initiative Fund (2020-2022) and as a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery (2021).
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