IOWC Research Associate: Pedro Machado

Pedro Machado is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. He holds an MA in History (with distinction, 1997) from the University of New Hampshire, and a PhD in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2005). He has previously held posts at New York University (2005-7), Long Island University (2002-3) and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1999-2002). Dr. Machado also worked as a researcher on the Atlantic Slave Trade CD-Rom Project, jointly managed by the Universities of Hull, Chicago, Rochester and Wisconsin (2004) and on the Global History of Leprosy Project, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University (2003).

Dr. Machado, whose languages include Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Gujarati, French and Kiswahili, has been the recipient of numerous research awards and fellowships, including a Fundacao Gulbenkian Research Award (1998); and a Postgraduate Fellowship (2000-2001) and Visiting Fellowship (2005) from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London (2005). He has researched and published on various aspects of Indian Ocean World trade, notably on India-Mozambique maritime exchange. He is currently conducting research for a manuscript under preparation entitled Mobile Histories: South Asian, Africa and the western Indian Ocean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Publications

Books

Forthcoming Mobile Histories: South Asian, Africa and the western Indian Ocean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Articles, Chapters and Reviews

2008 "Cloths of a New Fashion: Networks of Exchange, African Consumerism and Cloth Zones of Contact in India and the Indian Ocean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries." In How India Clothed the World, edited by Tirthankar Roy, Om Prakash, Kaoru Sugihara and Giorgio Riello. Leiden: Brill.

2008 "Awash in a Sea of Cloth: South Asia, Cloth and Consumption in the Indian Ocean, 1300-1800." In South Asian Textiles in the World, edited by Prasannan Parthasarathi and Giorgio Riello. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2008 Review of Oceans in World History, by Rainer F. Buschmann.Journal of Global History 3.2: 277-9.

2008 Review of The Last Empire: Thirty Years of Portuguese Decolonization, edited by Stewart Lloyd-Jones and Antonio Costa Pinto. European History Quarterly 38.1: 158-60.

2007 Review of An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750-1895, by Gwyn Campbell. The Historian.

2006 Review of A History of Postcolonial Lusophone Africa, by Patrick Chabal (with David Birmingham, Joshua Forrest, Malyn Newitt, Gerhard Seibert and Elisa Silva Andrade). The Journal of Southern African Studies 31.1 (March): 183-185.

2004 "A Forgotten Corner of the Western Indian Ocean: Gujarati Merchants, Portuguese India and the Mozambique Slave Trade, c.1730-1830." In The Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia, edited by Gwyn Campbell, 17-32. London: Routledge. (Reprint of 2003 article.)

2003 "A Forgotten Corner of the Western Indian Ocean: Gujarati Merchants, Portuguese India and the Mozambique Slave Trade, c.1730-1830." Slavery and Abolition 24.2: 17-32.

2001 "Without Scales and Balances: Gujarati Merchants in Mozambique, c.1680s-1800." Special issue of Portuguese Studies Review 9.1-2: 254-88.

2001 Review of Portugal and Africa, by David Birmingham. The International Journal of African Historical Studies 34.1: 244-5.

1999-2000 Review of Port Cities and Intruders: The Swahili Coast, India and Portugal in the Early Modern Period, by M.N. Pearson. Portuguese Studies Review 8.1.

1996-1997 Review of A History of Mozambique, by Malyn Newitt. Portuguese Studies Review 5.2.