Key Research Interests and Expertise

I welcome research students interested in the history of race and black activism in the U.S., African diaspora and Africa. 

I currently serve as the co-editor of the open-access Radical Americas journal, published through UCL Press.



Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960. University of North Carolina Press, (2017).


"The Negro Digest: Race, Exceptionalism and the Second World War," Journal of American Studies (May, 2018).

"Going South: Tracing Race and Region in the Post-Emancipation Black Atlantic" with Elisabeth Engel, Journal of American Studies (May, 2018).

“The National Council of Negro Women and South Africa: Black Internationalism, Motherhood and the Cold War”, Palimpsest: A Journal of Women, Gender and the Black International (Spring, 2016). Runner-up 2017 Arthur Miller Essay Prize, British Association of American Studies. 

“Crossing the Black Atlantic: The Global Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Racial Politics of the Early Cold War”. Radical History Review Special Issue on The Global Antiapartheid Era: 1946-1994 (Spring, 2014).


"Confronting Apartheid: Black Women’s Internationalism in South Africa and the United States,” in Janell Hobson eds, The Routledge Companion to Black Women’s Cultural Histories: Across the Diaspora, From Ancient Times to the Present. Forthcoming.


Book Review. Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire. Edited by Roseanne Chantiluke, Brian Kwoba and Athinagamso Nkopo. Black Perspectives(October, 2019). 

Essay. "Nelson Mandela and the Racial Politics of US Imperialism", Africa is a Country. (September, 2018) 

Book Review. Set The World On Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom. By Keisha N. Blain. H-Diplo (September, 2018)

Book Review. The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland. By Robyn C. Spencer. Radical Americas Journal. (Summer, 2017).

‘‘Impact’ as a Second Project?’, Second Project Roundtable, Journal of American Studies, (2017).

Book Review. Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960. By Carol Anderson. Radical America Journal. (Winter, 2016).

‘Teaching America: African Americans and Anticolonialism’. U.S. Studies Online. British Association of American Studies, (16th September 2015).

‘The Global Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1946-1994’, Imperial & Global Forum, University of Exeter, (15th July 2014).

Book Review. An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP. By Shawn Leigh Alexander. Journal of American Studies. (February, 2014).

Website Review. Digital Harlem: Everyday Life 1915-1930. Reviews in History. Institute for Historical Research, London (29th August 2013).

Book Review. The Americans Are Coming!: Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa. By Robert Tent Vinson. Journal of American Studies. November, 2012.

Biographical Entry. Lilian Masediba Ngoyi Biography, Women’s History Network Blog. Black History Month, (17th October 2010).


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