Academic Profile

David V. Trotman, Ph.D.

Department of History
York University

Research Grants


My research has been supported from several sources including the Rockerfellar Foundation and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Research Affiliations / Advisory Boards


I am currently a research associate with the Harriet Tubman Institute, and the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at York.  I also serve on the editorial board for the journal Slavery & Abolition and the H-Net listserve H-Caribbean.

Select Administrative Positions

Associate Director (2007-2011),
Harriet Tubman Institute for Research, York University

Associate Director, (2001 – 2007)
Harriet Tubman Center for Research on the African Diaspora, York University

Associate Director, (1998 – 2003)
The York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project

Master (1990-1996),
Founders College, York University

Director (1988-1990)
Centre for Race & Ethnic Relations, York University

Coordinator (1980-1984)
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, York University