Olivette Otele

Olivette Otele

Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society and Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement at the University of Bristol


Olivette Otele PhD, FRHistS is a Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of enslavement at the University of Bristol.

She is a Fellow and a Vice President of the Royal Historical Society. Professor Otele holds a PhD in History from Université Paris La Sorbonne, France. Her area of research are European colonial and post-colonial History and the histories of people of African descent.

She has been the recipient of several national and international research grants (UK, France, European Commission and Canadian).

She is a regular contributors to TV and Newspapers (BBC, Sky News, Times, Guardian, New Yorker, etc.).

Her latest books include a monograph, African European: an untold History (Hurst, 2020) and an edited volume, Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2021).