About African Diaspora, Ph.D.
African Diaspora, Ph.D. highlights scholarship and scholars in the field of Atlantic African Diaspora history. A curated blog, African Diaspora, Ph.D. creates an online space to discuss and share books, articles, reviews, and news relevant to the field. Feel free to explore the site and leave comments.
About Atlantic African Diaspora History
Atlantic African Diaspora histories explore the life and culture of people of African descent in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The period of Atlantic slavery and slave trading is of special interest. More specific themes include:
- Forced migrations of Africans from across the African continent to the Americas and to Europe
- Communities formed by people of African descent on both sides of the Atlantic
- Alliances forged and broken and the impact of slavery, slave trades, colonization, revolution, and emancipation on societies of color (some “black,” others not) as they formed.
Atlantic African Diaspora history intersects with Atlantic and national histories of empire and the early modern world. The field is also interdisciplinary, supporting and supported by research emerging from the fields of African, Africana/African-American, and Latin American studies; women, gender, and sexuality studies; and feminist, post-colonial, and race theory.