Worlds in motion

Welcome to Worlds in Motion, the site of Vanessa Mongey (she/her). This site contains various resources for teachers, researchers, and students. 

I’m a UK-based writer working on the entangled histories of revolutions and the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. My research notably engages with politics, race, and migration.

My interest in worlds and people in motion led me to write my first book, Rogue Revolutionaries: The Fight for Legitimacy in the Greater Caribbean, which studies a surprisingly diverse group of European, Afro-American and U.S. men who repeatedly tried to launch revolutions and create their own independent states. 

I have created a digital companion to the book with the cast of characters, original sources, maps, and an archival research guide.  

Banner for the book Rogue Revolutionaries by Vanessa Mongey

My research has been featured in several publications, including Atlantic Studies and Law and History Review. Click on Research to learn more about my work around Atlantic world history, the Haitian Diaspora, and Black British history. 

Digital projects include Haitian Odysseys, a dynamic StoryMap illustrating the travels of a Haitian family in the 19th century, and Paths Across Waters, a collection of essays and images highlighting the contributions of West Indian and West African migrants to the North East of England.

I have extensive international teaching experience. A few syllabi and reading lists can be found on the Teaching page, including on the history of the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Haitian Revolution, and the Black Atlantic.

Monument celebrating the final battle between Haitian independents and the French imperial army. This led to the independence of Haiti, a crucial moment in the history of revolutions in the Atlantic world. Icon for the site of Vanessa Mongey
“Unité” from the Monument des Héros de la Bataille de Vertières near Cap Haitien, Haiti

Feel free to learn more about me and get in touch via Bio & Contact. You can also find me on Twitter

My website and all its resources are also available in French and Spanish.

Thanks for stopping by.

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