David Wheat

David WheatDavid 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 with UNC Press, published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. His research has been supported by the Fulbright Institute of International Education, the Conference on Latin American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Selected Publications

  • “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.
  • “The Spanish Caribbean in the Colonial Period.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies, ed. Ben Vinson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • “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).

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