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Brian Kwoba

Assistant Professor

Phone
(901) 678-2540
Fax
(901) 678-2720
Office
127 Mitchell Hall
Office Hours
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Brian Kwoba

Education

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.

Administration/Service

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.