David Wheat (Ph.D. Vanderbilt 2009) is a historian of colonial Latin America and the early modern Iberian world. Wheat’s first book, Atlantic Africa & the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, is forthcoming in 2016 with UNC Press, published for 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.
- “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.
- “African Laborers for a New Empire: Iberia, Slavery, and the Atlantic World,” with co-author Carl Wise. An online public history exhibition launched in February 2014, and hosted by the Lowcountry Digital Library at the College of Charleston.
- “The Spanish Caribbean in the Colonial Period.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies, ed. Ben Vinson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
- “Garcia Mendes Castelo Branco, fidalgo de Angola y mercader de esclavos en Veracruz y el Caribe a principios del siglo XVII.” In Debates históricos contemporáneos: africanos y afrodescendientes en México y Centroamérica, coord. María Elisa Velázquez, 85-107 (México, D.F.: INAH; CEMCA; UNAM-CIALC; IRD, 2011).
- “The First Great Waves: African Provenance Zones for the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Cartagena de Indias, 1570-1640.” The Journal of African History 52:1 (2011): 1-22.
- “Mediterranean Slavery, New World Transformations: Galley Slaves in the Spanish Caribbean, 1578-1635.” Slavery & Abolition 31:3 (2010): 327-344. Reprinted in Maritime Slavery, ed. Philip D. Morgan (London: Routledge, 2012).