BA (Oviedo), MA (Leeds), PhD (Leeds)
Jesús Sanjurjo is a Lecturer in Latin American History. He specialises in the history of slavery and the slave trade in the Spanish Caribbean and Anglo-Spanish diplomatic and cultural relations during the nineteenth century.
He worked as PA to the director of the online journal Periodismo Humano and, between 2013 and 2015 (second Obama administration), he was appointed member of the US Embassy Youth Council of Spain at the United States Embassy in Madrid. During the academic year 2016/2017, he served as Vice-President of PILAS, the postgraduate affiliate of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS). He was awarded an AHRC-WRoCAH Doctoral Studentship to support his PhD studies at the University of Leeds.
Jesús’ first monograph will explore how abolitionist ideas were shaped, transformed and developed in Spain’s empire and the crucial role that British activists and diplomats played in advancing the abolitionist cause. It will identify the complexity of abolitionist and anti-abolitionist ideas in Spain’s public life from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the Atlantic slave trade.