Keisha N. Blain
Fields of Study: United States History, African American History, Modern African Diaspora, Women's and Gender Studies
Advisor: Tera W. Hunter
I am an historian of the 20th c. United States with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. I am particularly interested in black internationalism, radical politics, and global feminisms.
I completed a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa) in History and Africana Studies from Binghamton University (SUNY) and recently earned a Ph.D. in History from Princeton. My dissertation, “‘For the Freedom of the Race’: Black Women and the Practices of Nationalism, 1929-1945,” examined how black nationalist women engaged in national and global politics during the Great Depression and World War II. I am currently a 2014-2015 postdoctoral research fellow in the Africana Research Center (ARC) and in the Department of African American Studies at Penn State.
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