Keisha N. Blain

University of Iowa

Keisha N. Blain teaches in the Department of History. She specializes in 20th-century US history, African American history, the modern African Diaspora, and women’s and gender studies. Her research interests include black internationalism, radical politics, and global feminisms. Her forthcoming book, Contesting the Global Color Line: Black Women, Nationalist Politics, and Internationalism, uncovers the crucial role women played in building black nationalist and internationalist protest movements in the United States and other parts of the African Diaspora during the 20th century. She is one of the co-editors of Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence (University of Georgia Press, 2016).