Fields of interest
- Latin American History (18th-19th c.)
- Slavery Studies
- Global History
- Colonial History
Thomas Mareite's dissertation, Conditional Freedom: Free-Soil and Fugitive Slaves from the US South in Mexico’s Northeast, 1803-1861 (provisional title), proposes a social and political history of the intertwined contests over free-soil and self-emancipated slaves from the US South settling down in Mexico’s territorial and maritime northeastern borderlands. While the literature has commonly focused on fugitive slaves escaping to the northern states and Canada through the “Underground Railroad”, it aims to provide new insights on the evolving social and political geography of freedom and slavery in nineteenth-century North America by exploring the development of southern routes of escape from US South’s slavery and the experiences of self-emancipated enslaved people in the US-Mexico borderlands. This research is part of "Beacons of Freedom: Slave Refugees in North America, 1800-1860", a NWO Vidi project directed by professor Damian A. Pargas (2015-2020).
Teaching responsibility in second and third year.
B.A., Sciences Po (Paris), 2013 (Cum Laude)
M.A., Research in History, Sciences Po (Paris), 2015