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Dr Meleisa Ono-George

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Dr Meleisa Ono-George is the Brittenden Fellow of Modern and Black British history at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford. She is a social-cultural historian who has written and published on the histories of Afro-Caribbean women in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain, as well as on race and the politics of historical production in academic journals and sites such as Slavery & Abolition, Women’s History Review, and History Workshop Online. Meleisa is an advisory for several institutions investigating their historic links with empire and slavery, including the University of Cambridge and the Rugby Boys School. In addition, Meleisa has written about the history of Jamaica and empire for BBC History Magazine and has provided historical consultancy for the BBC/Heyday Production of Andrea Levy’s The Long Song. She has also provided commentary on Black British history and Britain’s entangled history of empire, race, and anti-blackness for programming such as Radio 4 You’re Dead to Me (Notting Hill Carnival); BBC 2 Front Row late with Mary Beard (S2, Ep6); and, Radio 3 Free Thinking (Women & Slavery).

Her first book, My Name is Amelia Newsham: Science, Art and the Making of Race, is forthcoming from Viking Books.

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