Mano Delea (LLB; MSc, Political Science, International Relations; PhD, Modern History, University of Amsterdam, 2019) is a Lecturer in History in the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Before joining the University of Amsterdam, he was a Lecturer at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, a Teacher in American Studies at Radboud University, a Visiting Lecturer at Utrecht University, and a Lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He was Programme Officer for the Forest Peoples Programme in Suriname and French Guyana, where he worked on human – and land rights cases. From 2014 to 2021, he was Programme Director of the Black Europe Summer School.
Delea’s research focuses on social movements and transformations in historical trajectories of emancipation, which he analyzes from the perspective of sovereignty and power relations. His PhD research examined the collective memory of Atlantic chattel slavery and its implications on Pan-Africanism and knowledge production. His most recent research – Why Freedom Could Not Wait - as part of a research group at the National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee) examined the Dutch debate of 1862 on the abolition of slavery. It includes a discourse analysis on which parliamentarians were in favor of abolition and which were against it and why. Delea has two upcoming research projects. The first pertains to how the Dutch Apprenticeship System (1863-1873) was planned, implemented and assessed. The second concerns a historical analysis of trajectories of emancipation of Black people (and other minority groups) in the Netherlands in the last two centuries against the background of the rise of Dutch parliamentary democracy.
Inleiding in de Geschiedschrijving (FGw, BA) (Introduction to Historiograpy)
Geschiedenislab II (FGw, BA) (History Lab II)
UvA Grand Tour (FGw, BA, MA)
Scriptiebegeleiding (FGw, MA) (MA Thesis supervision)
Previously taught courses
Wereldgeschiedenis (FGw, BA) (World History)
Historische Dilemma’s (FGw, BA) (Historical Dilemmas)
Onderzoeksseminar (FGw, BA) (Research Seminar)