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Sergio Lussana

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
History, Languages and Global Cultures


Dr Lussana is a lecturer in American history. He teaches on a variety of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level including:

  • HIST 101: Into the Past
  • HIST 103: Creating the Modern
  • HIST 104: World History
  • HIST 204: Land of Liberty: History of the United States, 1815-2000
  • HIST 388: Slavery in the USA
  • HIST 402: Making History

Career overview

Dr Lussana lectured at the University of Warwick and Royal Holloway University of London before joining NTU.

Research areas

Dr Lussana is a lecturer in American history. His research focuses on issues of race, gender, and emotion in 19th-century America, and in particular on the history of African American slavery. His first monograph, My Brother Slaves: Friendship, Masculinity and Resistance (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016), explores the homosocial world of enslaved men in the antebellum southern United States. It examines how pursuits such as drinking, gambling, wrestling, and hunting brought enslaved men together in an all-male subculture through which they constructed their own independent notions of masculinity, friendship, and resistance.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.


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