Dr Madge Dresser is an internationally acclaimed historian, and a leading expert on the impact and legacy of Atlantic slavery in Britain.
She has served as academic advisor to the National Archives at Kew and was seconded to advice UNESCO on slavery archies in the Gambia in 2005. She has been awarded teaching and research across the globe, from New York to UCLA.
Between 2005-2007, Madge led a Heritage Lottery Fund History Project on the history of ethnic minorities in Bristol, and is currently advisor to both the Colonial Countryside Project and the British Slave Ownership
Her academic publications centre mainly around the issues of race, immigration ethnicity, gener, religion and memorialisation. A committed public historian and experienced public speaker, she has appeared in international, national and local broadcasts.
She has hosted public panels, participated in debates on race, hidden histories, feminism and national identity. Most recently, she delivered a TedXBristol talk on slavery and statues in the USA and Britain.
As a trustee and Bristol coordinator of the national charity human rights charity ‘Journey to Justice,’ she has led many initiatives using the Arts and History to tell untold stories about social justice campaigners past and present.