Dr. Enrique Martino obtained a doctorate from the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin. His dissertation, titled, “Touts and Despots: Recruiting Assemblages of Contract Labour in Fernando Pó and the Gulf of Guinea, 1858-1979” was funded by a European Research Council PhD Research Fellowship.
The project he will be working on during the Fellowship at Göttingen is a new book manuscript for a first book. The project, titled, “Articulations of Bridewealth and Contract Labor in the Colonial Economy of Spanish Guinea”, is a historical economic anthropology and a conceptual re-engagement with World-Systems and Modes of Production theory and details how the articulation of Fang kinship and colonial currencies led to the rise and fall of colonial labor recruitment in Spanish Guinea, Gabon and Cameroon during the first half of the twentieth century. The manuscript is under contract and is being prepared for review and inclusion in the series The Malinowski Monographs of ‘HAU Books’ in partnership with Chicago University Press. Publications and sources are made available on his website: http://www.opensourceguinea.org/