Raquel R. Machaqueiro is an anthropologist (BA, FCSH-Nova University, Portugal; MA, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal; MA and PhD George Washington University). Her research focuses on transnational governance and policymaking, development and environmental policies, science and technology studies, and the transatlantic slave trade. She has developed fieldwork in Brazil and Mozambique. Currently, she works with the Slave Wrecks Project as a postdoctoral associate in the Anthropology Department, conducting research on the financial basis of the Portuguese slave trade, and leading community-engagement initiatives in Portugal about racism, cultural heritage, and diversity & inclusion. She is also a lecturer in International Development, and Human Rights & Ethics at the Elliot School of International Affairs. She is the author of The Carbon Calculation: Global Climate Policy, Forests, and Transnational Governance in Brazil and Mozambique (University of Arizona Press, 2023).