Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbo
Speakers: Romy Sánchez, University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Jesús Sanjurjo, University of Leeds
Fourth François-Xavier Guerra Seminar – jointly organized with the Centre de reserche d’histoire de l’Amerique Latine at du monde ibérique (CRALMI), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Please note that this seminar will take place in Paris at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, exact location to be confirmed (The François-Xavier Guerra Seminar meets twice during the year, once in Oxford and once in Paris, and is supported by the Oxford Maison Française)
Romy Sánchez is Visiting Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Caen-Normandie, where she teaches XIXth and XXth century French, European and Mediterranean history. She is a former member of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon and of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Ibériques et Hispaniques (EHEHI) - Casa de Velázquez, in Madrid. She was a visiting PhD student at NYU History Department in 2009-2010 and was awarded an Alliance-Paris 1/Columbia International Doctoral Grant in 2014. She defended in 2016 a dissertation on Cuban Political Exiles in the XIXth Century. Her research focuses on political circulations between Cuba, Spain, the US and the wider Caribbean during the long XIXth century, with a special interest in exiles. Her book Quitter Cuba: exilés et bannis au temps du séparatisme, 1834-1879 will be out in 2018 at the Presses Universitaires de Rennes. She also published in 2015 with J. Moisand, D. Diaz and J-L. Simal Exils entre les deux mondes: migrations et espaces politiques atlantiques, at Les Perséides. She is part of the ANR Project Asileurope XIX directed by Delphine Diaz and co-organiser with Manuel Covo (UC Santa Barbara) and Céline Flory (EHESS)of the Caribbean History Series at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). She is on the EHESS online journal Nuevo Mundo, Mundos Nuevos's editorial board.
Jesús Sanjurjo is a WRoCAH Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the University of Leeds. Between 2013 and 2015, he was appointed a Councillor of the US Embassy Youth Council of Spain at the United States Embassy in Madrid. He currently works as PhD Tutor at The Brilliant Club, AND co-directs the LHRI Research Group Ideas and Identities in the Atlantic World, c.1500-c.1900. He served as Vice President of PILAS. He has been awarded an AHRC-WRoCAH Doctoral Studentship to support his PhD studies at the University of Leeds. His PhD research analyses the processes of reception, production, circulation and development of anti-slave trade ideas in Spain from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the decade of the 1860s and proposes a multifactorial theory of the abolition and eradication of the slave trade in the Spanish Empire.