Dr Anyaa  Anim-Addo

Dr Anyaa Anim-Addo

Lecturer in Caribbean History

Summary: Lecturer in Caribbean History


Anyaa Anim-Addo studied at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London (Royal Holloway). Upon completion of her doctoral studies, she was awarded a Caird fellowship at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. She taught at the University of Sheffield before joining the School of History at Leeds in 2013.


Anyaa's current research focuses on questions of mobility, identity and culture in the post-emancipation Caribbean. Drawing on ideas from Atlantic and maritime history as well as spatial theories, her current project is concerned with labour and leisure in nineteenth-century Caribbean port towns. In addition to Atlantic and maritime history, Anyaa has research interests in empire and colonialism, the history of travel and tourism, gender history, business history and historical geography.

Publications include:

“With perfect regularity throughout”: hybrid geographies of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company,’ in J. Anderson and K. Peters (eds), Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Oceans (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014)

“A wretched and slave-like mode of labour”: slavery, emancipation and the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company’s coaling stations, Historical Geography 39 (2011), 65-84


Anyaa contributes to learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She currently teaches on the following courses:

HIST1300 Primary Sources for the Historian

HIST2433 The Global Caribbean, 1756-1848

HIST2435 The Popular Caribbean: a History

HIST3724 Caribbean Identity, Society and Decolonisation

Anyaa teaches on the core module for the MA in Race & Resistance as well as HIST5000M Approaches to Historiography. Anyaa would welcome research students interested in any aspect of Caribbean, Atlantic or maritime history.

Community engagement

Anyaa has been involved in widening participation initiatives at the University of Cambridge as well as at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is involved in Black History Month events at the University of Leeds.