African Diaspora, Ph.D. is a curated blog highlighting scholarship and scholars in the field of Atlantic African Diaspora history.


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 from the fifteenth century into the late nineteenth–the period of Atlantic slavery and slave trading.

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. An interdisciplinary project, work on the Atlantic African Diaspora supports and is supported by research on African, Africana/African-American, Latin American, and Native/indigenous histories; work on women, gender, and sexuality studies; and feminist, post-colonial, and race theory.

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The Atlantic African Diaspora — A Sample Comps List

Research Guide in Atlantic African Diaspora History (Archived, April 2018)

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