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Popular Pan-Africanism: Rumor, Identity, and Intellectual Production in the Age of Garvey

March 22 @ 4:00 pm

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history.

The seminar, organized at the Department of History and generously supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, meets several times each term on Wednesday afternoons.

Adam Ewing, Virginia Commonwealth University, presents: Popular Pan-Africanism: Rumor, Identity, and Intellectual Production in the Age of Garvey

Adam Ewing received his PhD in History from Harvard University in 2011. Before joining the Department of African American Studies at VCU in 2014, he served as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University (2011-2013), and Mellon Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University (2013-2014).

Research Interests

Dr. Ewing’s work focuses on the historical dynamics of power, identity, and political mobilization in the African diaspora. His first book, The Age of Garvey, examines the spread and articulation of Garveyism—the race first politics spearheaded by Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey—across the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa in the years following World War I. The book is the recipient of the 2015 Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Dr. Ewing is currently working on three book projects: his second monograph, a global history of Pan-Africanism; Global Garveyism, and edited collection of essays charting the global reach and importance of Garveyism (with Ronald Stephens); and an untitled project compiling the collected writings of Robert A. Hill, the legendary scholar of the Pan-African tradition.


March 22
4:00 pm
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