Sweet’s teaching interests center on Africans and their descendants in the broader world. He teaches courses on comparative slavery, race and nation in the Atlantic world, comparative world history, the history of Brazil, and the history of South Africa. Sweet is an award-winning undergraduate history teacher; in 2017, the senior class voted him to be their commencement speaker.

Doctoral students Sweet has worked with are listed in alphabetical order below.

Current Students

Kwaku Mintah Danquah
UW-Madison History Department
Fields of Interest: Africa and the African diaspora

Celia Crifasi
UW-Madison History Department
Fields of Interest: Early modern Iberian Atlantic 

John Balz
UW-Madison History Department
Fields of Interest: Atlantic world and linguistcs

Past students:

Sean Bloch, Analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology

Hermann von Hesse, Assistant Professor of African Art History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Philip Janzen, Assistant Professor of History, University of Florida-Gainesville

Colleen Vasconcellos, Associate Professor of History, University of West Georgia 

Jessica Krug

Past Students Sweet has Worked Closely With:

William Allen, Liberian ambassador to France
Ikuko Asaka, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Robyn Autry, Wesleyan University
Simon Balto, University of Iowa
Natalie Belisle, University of Southern California
Jacob Blanc, University of Edinburgh
David Bresnahan, University of Utah
John A. Coakley, Merrimack College
Marcos Colón, Florida State University
Bennett E. Cross, Economic Analyst
Jerome Dotson, University of Arizona
Nicole A. Eggers,  University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Lacy S. Ferrell, Central Washington University
Mark Allan Goldberg, University of Houston
Paul Grant, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Sarah F. Hardin, Saint Anselm College
Marc Hertzman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ousman Kobo, Ohio State University
Christopher Kirchgasler, University of Wisconsin
Erika Robb Larkins, San Diego State University
Francisco Xavier Luca, Wolfsonian-FIU Library
Francis Lukhele, University of Swaziland
Daniel Magaziner, Yale University
Upenyu Majee, Michigan State University
Adam Malka, University of Oklahoma
John C. Marquez, Omohundro Institute
John Garrison Marks, American Association for State and Local History 
Christina Mobley, Newcastle University
Solsirée del Moral, Amherst College
Alberto Ortiz, University of Iowa
Patrick Otim, Bates College
Stephen Pierce, Indiana Wesleyan University
Ryan Quintana, Wellesley College
Matthew Rarey, Oberlin College
Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch, Dartmouth College
Antoinette Pressley Sanon, Eastern Michigan University
Stephen C. Volz, Kenyon College
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