Robin P. Chapdelaine

Associate Director, Center for African Studies, Stanford University
Center for African Studies

Robin P. Chapdelaine’s research focuses on Women’s and Gender and African history with an emphasis on child slavery and human trafficking. She is author of The Persistence of Slavery: An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria (2021) and is guest editor for special issue “Retrospectives on Child Slavery in Africa” in Genealogy. Her interest in pedagogy in higher education includes experiential learning and Black Joy practices. She is co-editor of When Will the Joy Come? Black Women in the Ivory Tower (2023) and is currently working on her next book Embrace Black Joy: How Empathetic Teaching Empowers All StudentsThis text aims to be a pedagogical tool that assists educators to embrace Black Joy as a worthy topic of inquiry in the classroom and one that benefits all students.

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