Publications

williamsblain_charlestonsyllabus_hpBooks

Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

Co-editor with Chad Williams and Kidada Williams, Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence (University of Georgia Press, 2016).

Co-editor with Christopher Cameron and Ashley Farmer, New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition (under contract, Northwestern University Press).

Co-editor with Tiffany M. Gill, To Turn This Whole World Over: Black Women’s Internationalism in Historical Perspective (under review, University of Illinois Press).

Special Journal Issue

Guest editor with Ula Y. Taylor and Asia Leeds, “Women, Gender Politics, and Pan-Africanism” in Women, Gender, and Families of Color (Fall 2016, Vol. 4, No. 2). [click here to download the introduction]

Recent Journal Articles

“‘[F]or the Rights of Dark People in Every Part of the World’: Pearl Sherrod, Black Internationalist Feminism, and Afro-Asian Politics during the 1930s,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 17, Nos. 1-2 (June 2015): 90-112. [click here to download]

“‘We Want to Set the World on Fire’: Black Nationalist Women and Diasporic Politics in the New Negro World, 1940-1944,” The Journal of Social History, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Fall 2015): 194-212. [click here to download]

“‘Confraternity Among All Dark Races’: Mittie Maude Lena Gordon and the Practice of Black (Inter)nationalism in Chicago, 1932-1942,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, Vol. 5, Issue 2 (Fall 2016): 151-181. [click here to download]

“’To Keep Alive the Teaching of Garvey and the Work of the UNIA’: Audley Moore, Black Women’s Activism, and Nationalist Politics during the Twentieth Century,”Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, forthcoming (Summer 2018).

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