Announcing a New Series: Black Internationalism

Facebook ProfileThe University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce our new series, Black Internationalism, edited by Keisha N. Blain and Dr. Quito Swan. Dawn Durante, a senior acquisition editor at the University of Illinois Press, is the acquiring editor.

This series seeks to publish significant scholarship in the field of Black Internationalism. Moving beyond a nation-state centered level of analysis, books in this series will grapple with the international dimensions of the Black freedom struggle. They will provide historical and interdisciplinary perspectives on how people of African descent articulated global visions of freedom and forged transnational collaborations and solidarities with the Global South. The series will reflect the field’s remarkable growth in the areas of culture, geography, and methodology. Intersectional in nature, the series will collectively interrogate how race and ethnicity intersect with categories such as religion, gender, sexuality, class, and nationality. The series editors welcome projects that explore the diverse ways people of African descent transcended racial, geographic, and cultural lines in historical and contemporary contexts.

Series editorial board:

Kia Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Erica R. Edwards, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Gerald Horne, University of Houston

Tsitsi Ella Jaji, Duke University

Michael O. West, Binghamton University

Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Vanderbilt University

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to:

Dawn Durante

Senior Acquisitions Editor

University of Illinois Press


Dr. Keisha N. Blain

Department of History

University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Quito Swan

Department of History

Howard University

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