Biography

Nicholas Grant joined UEA in 2013 after completing his doctoral research at the University of Leeds. A historian of the twentieth century United States, his research focuses on race, internationalism and transnational activism. His work has appeared in the Radical History Review, the Journal of American Studies and Palimpsest: A Journal of Women, Gender and the Black International

His first monograph, Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960, was published as part of the University of North Carolina Press' Justice, Power and Politics series in 2017. Rooted in research in archives in the US and South Africa, the manuscript draws on previously untapped sources, including government records, newspapers, correspondence, magazines, film, novels and musical performances, to provide a transnational account of the development of anti-apartheid activism between the United States and South Africa.

Nicholas is currently working on two new research projects. The first will assess how aviation shaped debates about race and citizenship during the era of decolonization, with a specific emphasis on the global efforts to restrict the operation of South African Airways in the second half of the twentieth century. He is also working on a project that examines the NAACP's Task Force Africa and African American engagements with decolonization and human rights in the 1970s.

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