Olivette Otele

Olivette Otele FRHistS (born 1970) is an historian and Professor of the History of Slavery at Bristol University. She is Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society, and Chair of Bristol’s Race Equality Commission.

She is an expert on the links between history, memory, and geopolitics in relation to French and British colonial pasts. She is the first Black woman to be appointed to a professorial chair in history in the United Kingdom.

Published book:

African Europeans: An Untold History (Hurst, 2020)

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