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We are excited to announce 2024's Keynote Speaker

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Dr Andrea Livesey
Senior Lecturer in the History of Slavery Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Andrea Livesey is a specialist in slavery and its legacies in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, and Senior Lecturer in the History of Slavery at Liverpool John Moores University.


After completing her PhD in 2015, she has published articles on the experiences of enslaved women in the United States' Lower South and has a forthcoming book in 2025 on interviews with formerly enslaved people in Louisiana. Andrea's current project explores Black maternal health, she is specifically interested in the role that enslaved Black midwives in the nineteenth century played in providing medical care.


She is currently PI on the British Academy funded Black Maternal Health project working alongside International Slavery Museum curators, creative art therapists and writers, and Liverpool John Moores University Midwifery.

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