Camillia Cowling is assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of Warwick. Her work focuses on slavery and abolition in nineteenth century Cuba and Brazil. Her publications include Conceiving Freedom: Women of
Colour, Gender and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013), which won the Brazilian Studies Association’s Roberto Reis Prize and was shortlisted for the Frederick Douglass Prize. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Gender & History, Social History, Cuban Studies/ Estudios Cubanos, Afro-Asia, and Luso-Brazilian Review.