Brian Kwoba

Assistant Professor

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Brian Kwoba


Ph.D., History, University of Oxford, 2017

Fields of Interest

My research interests include African-American political thought, social movements, and the politics of race, class, and gender across the African diaspora.

Courses taught

HIST 3881 African-American History, HIST 2020 US History Since 1877, HIST 7883/8883 Historical Studies of Black Radicalism, HIST 4882/6882 The Civil Rights Movement.

Representative Publications

Representative Conferences

  • "Hubert Harrison, the White World War, and the Colored International." Association for the Study of African-American Life and History Annual Conference, Indianapolis, October 2018.

  • "Afro-Pessimism, the Maangamizi, and the Problem of the Human." Afro-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge Conference, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, September 2018.

  • "Unspeakable Anti-Blackness and the Maangamizi." Caribbean Philosophical Association Summer School, University of Memphis, July 2018.

  • "Rhodes Must Fall: the Movement To Decolonize Education in Britain and Beyond." Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya June 2018.

  • "Decolonizing Education in the Western Academy." Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya, May 2018

  • "Lessons from History: the Movement for Black Lives and the 2016 Elections." #BlackLivesMatterUK Conference, Nottingham, England, Oct. 2015.

  • "Migration as a Driver of Black Politicization and Racial Identity Formation" Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) 100th Anniversary Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 2015.

  • "Race, Power, and Privilege," Global Scholars Symposium, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, May 2015.

  • "The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Experience in Education," The Oxford Education Conference, Oxford, England, May 2014.


Faculty Advisor to the Graduate Association of African American History (GAAAH), Undergraduate Studies Committee

Current projects/Works in Progress

I am currently revising my doctoral dissertation into a book manuscript about Hubert Harrison and the New Negro Movement.