Mano Delea (LLB; MSc, Political Science, International Relations; PhD, Modern History, University of Amsterdam, 2019) is a lecturer in History at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Delea’s research focuses on historical trajectories of emancipation from the perspective of sovereignty and power relations. His PhD research examined the collective memory of Atlantic chattel slavery and its implications on Pan-Africanism and knowledge production. His most recent research – Why Freedom Could Not Wait - as part of a research group at the National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee) examined the Dutch debate of 1862 on the abolition of slavery. It includes a discourse-analysis on which parliamentarians were in favor of abolition and which were against, and why.