David Wheat

David WheatDavid Wheat (Ph.D. Vanderbilt 2009) is a historian of Colonial Latin America and the early modern Iberian Atlantic world, with particular interest in the Caribbean and western Africa. His book Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean was published by UNC Press in 2016, on behalf of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. His research has been supported by the Fulbright Program, the Conference on Latin American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Recent Publications

  • Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640 (Chapel Hill: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture by University of North Carolina Press, 2016).
  • “Atlantic History and the Slave Trade to Spanish America,” with co-authors Alex Borucki and David Eltis. The American Historical Review 120:2 (Apr 2015): 433-461.
  • “Global Transit Points and Travel in the Iberian Maritime World, 1580-1640.” In Governing the Sea in the Early Modern Era: Essays in Honor of Robert C. Ritchie, eds. Peter C. Mancall and Carole Shammas, 253-274. San Marino: Huntington Library, 2015.

Position: Assistant Professor

Field: Early Modern, Cultural, Migration, Social

Region: Latin America & Caribbean, Africa, Iberian world

Office: 217 Old Horticulture

Email: dwheat@msu.edu

Phone: (517) 884-4921