Africana Studies

A Guide to African, African American, and Africans in the Diaspora Resources

Transnational Black Citizenship Project

Transnational Black Citizenship

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. 


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.

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