Dante Barksdale

I am a second year History PhD student here at Davis. I like to study the African Diaspora, revolution, and the racial solidarity of those of African descent around the globe. In general, my doctoral work pertains to the black experience in colonial and early modern Latin America. I am currently working on a project that involves the movement of troop and racial imaginings between Alexandre Pétion’s Haitian soldiers and Simon Bolivar’s independence wars in Venezuela and Nueva Granada. This past summer I spent three weeks in Port au Prince, Haiti in the National Archives, the National Library, and on the Northern Plain exploring Cap Haitien and the Citadelle Laferrière conducting research for my HIS 203 project.