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Daniel S. Allemann

Daniel S. Allemann

PhD Candidate

Graduate Assistant of The Historical Journal

Gonville & Caius College
Cambridge CB2 1TA


I am currently completing my PhD at Cambridge and, since August 2019, have been a Research and Teaching Fellow in History at the University of Lucerne.

I work in the history of early modern political thought and culture. My PhD reconstructs Spanish and Portuguese visions of slavery and empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It explores how scholastic theologians, canon lawyers, and jurists conceived the intricate status of slaves between object and agent, and how debates about slavery shed new light on broader questions about human rights, global trade, empire, and the boundaries of the political.

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