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    Welcome!

    I am a historian of the 20th century United States with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. My research interests include black internationalism, radical politics, and global feminisms.
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    New Book

    Set the World on Fire is the first book to examine how black nationalist women engaged in national and global politics from the early twentieth century to the 1960s. Historians of the era generally portray the period between the Garvey movement of the 1920s and the Black Power movement of the 1960s as an era of declining black nationalist activism, but Keisha N. Blain reframes the Great Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War as significant eras of black nationalist—and particularly, black nationalist women's—ferment.

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Reading List: Women, Gender, and Black Internationalism

The UNIA’s African Motor Corps Marching in Harlem in 1924 (George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images). Here’s the assigned reading list ...
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Hutchins Fellowship at Harvard

I am excited to share the news that I have been awarded the prestigious Hutchins Fellowship at Harvard University! I ...
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