- Associate Professor, History
- Latin American History
- Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of Expertise:
Ebert studies and teaches Latin American history from an Atlantic perspective. His research so far has focused on colonial Brazil and Portuguese Atlantic expansion, including trade and shipping. He has also studied Dutch trade and Atlantic expansion. He is now completing a book manuscript based on research in Europe and Brazil on the social and economic history of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil's first colonial capital.
- “Atlantic Trade and the Development of Maritime Insurance to 1630.” Past & Present, vol. 213, no. 1 (December 2011).
- “From Gold to Manioc: Contraband Trade in Brazil during the Golden Age: 1700-1750,”Colonial Latin American Review, vol. 20, no. 1 (April 2011).
- “European Competition and Cooperation in the First Stage of Early-Modern Globalization: Portuguese Africa, 1500-1600.” African Economic History (2008).
- Between Empires: Brazilian Sugar in the Early Atlantic Economy, 1550-1630. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008.
- “Dutch Trade with Brazil before the WIC, 1587-1630,” in Riches from Atlantic Commerce, eds. J. Postma and V. Enthoven. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2003, 49-75.