James Sweet

Professor and Chair


1018 Van Hise Hall

headshot: Jim Sweet


My Research and Teaching Interests center on Africans and their descendants in the broader world. I teach courses on comparative slavery, race and nation in the Atlantic world, comparative world history, the history of Brazil, and the history of South Africa. To date, my research has concentrated on the social and cultural histories of Africans in the Atlantic world. My next project will focus on the international dimensions of slavery in the United States. I have also begun several research projects related to South Africa.


PhD, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
MA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
BA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill