Alexandre Pelegrino is a postdoctoral fellow at the Humanities Research Center and SlaveVoyages.org. He is a historian of Latin America working on the history of slavery, Native American history, and race formation.
Alex’s research considers how Indigenous enslavement persisted in 18th-century northern Brazil and how it connects to the enslavement of people of African descent.
He is the author of From Slaves to Índios: Empire, Slavery, and Race (Maranhão, Brazil, c. 1740-90).
Alex is working on his book project based on his dissertation, Bonds of Belonging: Slaving, Indigeneity, and Race in Amazonia (1688-1798).
Before arriving in Houston, Alex received his BA and MA from the Fluminense Federal University and his PhD from Vanderbilt University.