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    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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Research Featured on Public Books

Check out my recent interview with N.D.B. Connolly on Public Books: Keisha N. Blain has quickly become one of the most ...
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Women Also Know History

I recently collaborated with Karin Wulf and Emily Prifogle to establish Women Also Know History, an online media and curriculum ...
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