Gilder Lehrman Center Affiliated Scholars

Manuel Barcia

Chair of Global History, Dean of Global Development, and Pro-Dean International (Arts, Humanities & Cultures), University of Leeds
GLC Visiting Fellow, 2017; Lead organizer of the GLC 22nd Annual Conference (2020): “Cuban Slavery and the Atlantic World”.

Luis C.deBaca

Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor

GLC Senior Fellow in Modern Slavery, 2018-2021; Project Leader for the “Ending Slavery in the Built Environment” Project (in collaboration with the Yale School of Architecture and the University of Michigan School of Law; with generous funding from the Yale Law School’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation).

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

Associate Professor of Political Sociology, University of San Diego, Kroc School of Peace Studies (US); Rights Lab Visiting Associate Professor of Social Movements and Human Rights, University of Nottingham, School of Sociology and Social Policy (UK)

GLC Visiting Fellow, 2021; Co-chair, GLC Future of Slavery and Emancipation Working Group

Cynthia R. Copeland

The OutSourced Muse, New York City : interpreting cultural heritage • museum education • public history
Adjunct, NYU Steinhardt School, Department of Teaching and Learning

Director, GLC Public History Institute

Anna Mae Duane

Director of the UConn Humanities Institute; Professor of English and American Studies, UConn

GLC Visiting Fellow, October 2008; Member of the GLC Modern Slavery Working Group, 2016-2018; Co-chair, GLC Future of Slavery and Emancipation Working Group, 2023-2025

Melissa I. M. Torres

PhD, MSW, Global Health Scholar & Researcher, Global Mental Health Division (Anti-Trafficking Program and the Clinic for International Trauma Survivors); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

GLC Argiro Fellow in the Study of Modern Slavery, January—May 2023