Keila Grinberg is Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). She has been a visiting professor at Northwestern University and at the University of Michigan, a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and the Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations at New York University. As a specialist on slavery and race in the Atlantic World, she has authored, coauthored, and edited several books and articles in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Russian, including A Black Jurist in a Slave Society: Antonio Pereira Rebouças and the Trials of Brazilian Citizenship (UNC Press, 2019). Her most recent research project examines nineteenth-century cases of kidnapping and illegal enslavement on the southern Brazilian border. She also co-directs the public digital history project Present Pasts: memories of slavery in Brazil.