Associate Professor of History
Regional Areas of Research: Atlantic World, Latin America and the Caribbean
Thematic Areas of Research: Borders and Borderlands, Comparative and Transnational, Economic History and Capitalism, Imperialism and Colonialism, Iberian Empires, Social and Labor
Fabrício Prado is associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary where he teaches classes on Colonial Latin America and the Atlantic World. Prado is the author of Colônia do Sacramento: o extremo sul da América portuguesa (2002); and Edge of Empire: Atlantic Networks and Revolution in Bourbon Rio de la Plata (University of California Press, 2015), which was translated into Spanish as El Borde del Império: redes atlánticas y revolución en el Río de la plata Borbónico (Prometeo, 2021). Fabrício has been a research fellow at the Instituto de Historia Nacional y Americana Emilio Ravignani, Buenos Aires, a member of the class of 2008 of the International Seminar for the History of the Atlantic World at Harvard University, and an exchange faculty fellow at the School of History at the University of Saint Andrews, Scotland. Prado has received fellowships from the Lilly Library, The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research, the John Carter Brown Library, The Luso-American Foundation for Development, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His current book project is tentatively titled Inter-American Connections: Capitalism, Slavery, and the Making of Independent South America, which examines the commercial linkages connecting the US port cities to Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions.
His research interests focus on cross-border dynamics, social networks, commerce, contraband trade, corruption, social and economic history of the Southern Cone of Latin America.