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Tiffany Ruby Patterson

Professor Patterson is Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, History, and American Studies. Her research and teaching areas include Africans in the Atlantic World in the 19th and 20th centuries, the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class, intellectuals and political movements in empire, history in film, novels and art, and comparative slave systems. She is currently co-editor of Palimpsest: A Journal on Women and Gender and the Black International. She is a regular visiting faculty member in the Decoloniality Summer School in South Africa and Spain.

Representative publications

  1.   Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life (Temple University Press, 2005)
  2. “Unfinished Migrations: Reflections on the African Diaspora and the Making of the Modern World,” African Studies Review (April, 2000) (co-authored with Robin D.G. Kelley)