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Jo Stanley

Consultant in maritime history and creative lifestory

Black and Minority Ethnic seafarers

The richness and complexity of maritime history can be best understood if studies take into account what are now called 'protected characteristics' : race, caste, religion or belief, age, disability, height, physical appearance, gender reassignment, pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership. BAME people in maritime can experience multiple intersecting disadvantages. And racism must be talked about when we talk about race, because of the way systems marginalise stigmatised workers.

Until recently BAME women were doubly excluded (or more) from working at sea. This is a good starting place if you want to learn more: 10 FAQs. Black women in maritime history.

Their place in the maritime world can be understood if we look at port workers and passengers.

I'm particularly interested in the following sorts of BAME women in maritime. So I can give talks on:

Ayah at children's party on ship. Painting by Godefroy Durand, 1889.
Ayah at children's party on ship. Painting by Godefroy Durand, 1889

 

You can get my 11-page bibliography of BAME seafarers by emailing me: .

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