Lewis Eliot is a historian of race and slavery in the Atlantic world. He is currently working on a book about how enslaved rebellions in the Americas informed abolitionist ideologies in the British Empire. Lewis has also written articles about the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution in metropolitan Britain, the illegal inter-American slave trade, and the intersection of slaveholding and nationalism. He received his PhD from the University of South Carolina, MA from Queen’s University, Belfast, and BA from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. His research has been funded by, among others, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Library Company of Philadelphia, American Historical Association, and John Carter Brown Library.
Dr. Eliot has a wide array of teaching interests, from the history of Blackness, race and racism, and slavery in the Atlantic world to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain, the British Empire, and the African Diaspora.