The Humanities & Arts discovery theme, Transnational Black Citizenship Project, will engage faculty throughout the university in developing a humanities-based “think tank” that, through pedagogy and research, will make Ohio State a destination for faculty, postdocs and students who are invested in critical studies of transnational black citizenship. This project will analyze the question, "what is blackness?" — which is less about the study of black people than about defining, studying and teaching about blackness in the 21st century. https://u.osu.edu/transnationalblackcitizenship/
Celeste, Manoucheka. Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness. New York: Routledge, 2016.
Drake, Simone C. Critical Appropriations: African American Women and the Construction of Transnational Identity. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Press, 2014.
Marable, Manning and Vanessa Agard-Jones. Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Mitchell, Gladys L. and Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman. Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the USA and Brazil. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Nehl, Markus. Transnational Black Dialogues: Re-imagining Slavery in the Twenty-First Century. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016.