I am currently writing a book, Black but Human: Slavery and Visual Culture in Imperial Spain (15th to 18th centuries), on the emergence of the slave and freed slave subjects in the visual form of Imperial Spain. I explore the links between visual regimes and early modern Spanish discourses on slavery and human diversity that are the historic roots of contemporary racism in the Hispanic world.
In 2009, I was a Visitor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Granada where I have been invited to join three international collaborative networks (2008-13), all sponsored by the Spanish government. I have also established links with the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid and Valencia. In 2011, I was a Visitor in the Department of Media Studies at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid.
My research has received considerable international recognition also through papers I was invited to give in international conferences in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, and, the U. K.; and through publications abroad.