The ALL NEW Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby

Hannah Durkin

February 12, 2024 Ryan Gatenby
The ALL NEW Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby
Hannah Durkin
Show Notes

Author and historian Hannah Durkin discusses her new book, THE SURVIVORS OF THE CLOTILDA: The Lost Stories of the Last Captives of the American Slave Trade.


About the author:  

DR. HANNAH DURKIN is a historian specializing in transatlantic slavery and African diasporic art and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Nottingham and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Leeds Trinity University. She has taught at Nottingham and Newcastle universities, and recently served as a Guest Researcher at Linnaeus University in Sweden. She is an advisor to the History Museum of Mobile, which is working to memorialize the Clotilda survivors, and was the keynote speaker at Africatown’s 2021 Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival founded by the Clotilda Descendants Association. She is the recipient of more than a dozen academic prizes, including a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. She lives in the southeast of England.