Black Studies

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Machado de Assis, Blackness, and the Americas

Examines the reception of Brazil’s most-canonized writer in the United States to shed light on questions of Blackness and hemispheric American experience.

From Havana to Hollywood

Centers Cuban cinema to explore how films produced in Havana or Hollywood differently represent Black resistance to slavery.

Transatlantic Bondage

A deeply researched, pathbreaking collection of original and newly translated essays on slavery in Spain, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.

Phenomenology in an African Context

The first edited collection to offer a systematic introduction to African phenomenology.

Feminist Spiritualities

Explores the feminist spiritual and emotional politics of literary and cultural works by Black Caribbean women.

Black in Print

Explores the role of print media in conversations about race and belonging across Central America.

San Mateo de Cangrejos

Establishes the central role of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's history and the creation of its capital city, San Juan.

Ana M. López

Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.

Relocating the Sacred

Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.

Resist, Organize, Build

Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.

Virgin Capital

Ethnography situating the contemporary financial services industry in the US Virgin Islands within broader histories of racial capitalism and gender inequality.

Black Campus Life

Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.

Drops of Inclusivity

A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.

Blacks in Niagara Falls

A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.

Racialized Visions

The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Identities in Flux

Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.

Death Rights

Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.

Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty

Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.