Olivette Otele

Olivette Otele FRHistS, FLSW, LLD is Distinguished Professor of the Legacies and Memory of Slavery at SOAS, University of London.

She has received several major research grants looking at the History of the African diaspora and the Atlantic slave trade. She is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, a former Vice President of the Royal Historical Society and was a judge of the International Man Booker Prize.

Her latest publications include a co-edited volume Post-Conflict Memorialisation: Missing Memorials and Absent Bodies (2021) and African Europeans: An untold History that was shortlisted for the Orwell Book Prize (2021) and finalist for LA Times Book Prize (2022).