Keisha N. Blain
Fields of Study: United States History, African American History, Modern African Diaspora
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. My research interests include black radical politics, black transnationalism, and global feminisms. I completed a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in History and Africana Studies from Binghamton University (SUNY) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Princeton University.
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. My research has been supported by the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS), the University Center for Human Values (UCHV), and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).
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