Emma Christopher

Dr. Emma Christopher is an academic historian, writer and anti-slavery campaigner who is on the faculty at the University of Sydney and currently holds a five-year Australian Research Council Fellowship. She has previously held fellowships at Yale University and Monash University, and has worked extensively in West Africa. Her first book, Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes, was hailed as “the most important book on the Atlantic slave trade in a very long time”; her second book, A Merciless Place, jointly won the Ernest Scott Prize for best book in Australian history and won the Kay Daniels Prize for best book in Australian colonial history. Her new book, The Devils at Hotel Africa, about a slave ‘factory’ at Cape Mesurado, Liberia, is coming soon. They Are We is her first feature film.