- Region: Latin America; Atlantic World
- Time: 16th century; 17th century; 18th century
- Theme: Social History; Colonialism; History of the Empire
James Almeida is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Oberlin College and Conservatory. Almeida is a scholar of Colonial Latin America, the Early Modern Atlantic World, and understandings of human difference. His dissertation, "Minting Slavery in the Colonial Andes: Labor and Race in Potosí and Lima" explored the development of forced labor practices and the associated racial ideologies in colonial Andean silver mints. Located in what is today Bolivia and Peru, these mints were the subject of a series of overlapping and ambiguous labor projects that employed diverse groups of indigenous Andeans, Africans, Europeans, and their descendants. Almeida holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from Boise State University and Master of Arts in History from Florida International University.