Jelmer Vos

Jelmer Vos is Lecturer in Global History at the University of Glasgow. Previously he was Associate Professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he taught African history. He is senior editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History and member of the Executive Committee of Slave Voyages ( In 2015, he published Kongo in the Age of Empire, 1860-1913: The Breakdown of a Moral Order (University of Wisconsin Press) and he is currently working on a monograph on the history of coffee cultivation in Angola from circa 1820 to 1960. He is also co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Commodity History (with Prof. Jean Stubbs, ILAS; Prof. William Gervase Clarence-Smith, SOAS; and Dr Jonathan Curry-Machado, ILAS). His research focuses on Angola, the Atlantic slave trade, and commodity history in Africa.