The Working Group on Comparative Slavery
The Working Group on Comparative Slavery is an international network of scholars interested in comparative and transnational questions concerning slavery. Cosponsored by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, the Group organizes a yearly research conference to discuss new research on slavery in the Americas, Africa, and the Mediterranean world. Scholars suggest themes and questions for the yearly conferences, which typically gather a mix of junior and senior scholars. These events can be hosted at any of the members’ institutions.