Episode 2:

Interconnected Africa: Movements Across the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds

Africa’s global connections span millennia and have resulted in the development of sophisticated trade networks and cultural hybridity. In this episode, we examine two global systems of movement and exchange, focusing on the transport of material culture and goods in the Indian Ocean World and the transatlantic slave trade in the Atlantic World.

Guest Bios

Carina Ray

Carina Ray is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at Brandeis University.

Kristin Strobel

Kristin Strobel is a social studies teacher at Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Episode Acknowledgements

Thanks to Carina Ray and Kristin Strobel for sharing their expertise in this episode.

Thanks to Nico Rivers for audio editing, mixing and mastering.

Special thanks to the Boston University Africa Studies Center and the Teaching Africa Outreach Program for collaborating and providing support for this podcast.

Image Credits

Photo of Carina Ray provided by Brandeis University website.

Africa!” by Vandy Massey, under Creative Commons License Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

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