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J. Cameron Monroe

UCSC - Professor of Anthropology

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Email: jcmonroe@ucsc.edu
Open to talking with: Anyone

Interests: Anthropology, Architecture, Diaspora Studies, History, Arts - Visual

Professor J. Cameron Monroe's research broadly examines political, economic, and cultural transformation in West Africa and the Diaspora in the era of the slave trade. He has conducted longterm research in the Republic of Bénin in West Africa (The Abomey Plateau Archaeological Project). This project explores the the political economy of landscape and the built environment and the nature of urban transformation in West Africa during the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In 2015 he initiated a comparative project on the materiality of power and political sovereignty in post-revolutionary Haiti. This project (The Milot Archaeological Project) examines the royal palace site of Sans-Souci in its broader political and economic context in the Kingdom of Hayti, a short-lived experiment in political order in the wake of the Haitian revolution.