David Wheat

David WheatDavid Wheat (Ph.D. Vanderbilt 2009) is a historian of Colonial Latin America and the early modern Iberian Atlantic world. His book Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640 was published by University of North Carolina 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: Associate 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