Brian Kwoba

Brian Kwoba

Assistant Professor

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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

Representative Publications

Rose Chantiluke, Brian Kwoba, and Athinangamso Nkopo, eds., Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonize the Racist Heart of Empire. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 

Hubert Harrison: Black Griot of the Harlem Renaissance, Black Perspectives (African American Intellectual History Society blog)

Journal article, "Teacher and Disciple: Hubert Harrison and the Garvey Movement" (forthcoming).

Representative Conferences

"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.

Current projects/Works in Progress

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