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B.A. in History from the University of Richmond in 2008.

Kara Schultz

Kara Schultz is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Atlantic history. She is currently researching her dissertation, which examines the 17th-century slave trade to Buenos Aires in order to explore the social, cultural, and economic ties that linked South America to West Central Africa. Kara has presented her work at the “Colonial (Mis)understandings: Portugal and Europe in Global Perspective, 1450-1900” conference of the Centro de História do Alem-Mar (Lisbon, 2013), the Harriet Tubman Institute (Toronto, 2013), and the “Problemas e desafios da historiografia africana” workshop (Luanda, 2012). She has conducted research in a variety of international archives, including the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, the Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino in Lisbon, and the Arquivo Nacional de Angola. She has been the recipient of a Dissertation Enhancement grant (2012), a College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Award (2012), and a Title VI Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (2011). She is a graduate assistant for the Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Database project. Kara works under the direction of Dr. Jane Landers.