Dr Lloyd Belton

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship – Research Associate (History) (History)


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow researching "West African mariners and the expansion of Atlantic empires (ca.1700-1900)". I am a historian of the eighteenth and nineteenth-century Atlantic world with a focus on slavery, abolitionism and empire. My current research project investigates the pivotal role played by West African mariners in abolitionism, the slave trade, piracy as well as the expansion of European and American empires in the Caribbean and the West African litoral. 

  • PhD in History, University of Leeds
  • MA/MSc in International and World History, Columbia University and London School of Economics
  • BA (History), University of Melbourne


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  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2022-2025