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Oran Kennedy

PhD candidate

O.P. Kennedy MA
+31 71 527 1646


My research focuses on slave refugees in the North and Canada, 1800-1860. It examines the motivations behind slave flight to the North and Canada, the networks that facilitated escape, the settlement processes of slave refugees in their new environment, and the impact of slave flight on local, national, and international discussions of slavery. By applying a social-historical approach, it hopes to provide a continental perspective on refugee migration. My research is part of dr. Damian Pargas' NWO Vidi project Beacons of Freedom: Slave Refugees in North America, 1800-1860.

Teaching activities

Teaching responsibility in second and third year.

Curriculum vitae

BA Modern History and Politics, Queen's University Belfast
MA U.S. History, Queen's University Belfast

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

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