I am an African Americanist trained as a historian of modern America. I write the history of the African American-led unfinished struggle for democracy in the twentieth century, as it relates to Japan and Okinawa. I also continue to investigate the genesis of occupied Okinawa. This long-range research explores the genealogy of U.S. colonialism toward Okinawa during the early Cold War years. I began my academic career in the Center for Ethnic Studies at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY).
- Ph.D.: History, University of Minnesota, , 2004 -
- B.A.: History, Macalester College, , 1995 -
- M.A.: History, University of Minnesota, , 1999 -
- Black radicalism and internationalism
- African American intellectual history
- Asian American studies
- Transnational American studies