Books Published by UNCF/Mellon Ph.D.s

Bartee, RoSusan D. and Brown II, M. Christopher. (2007). School Matters: Why African American students need multiple forms of capital. New York: Peter Lang.

Davis, L. M. (2010). Interlopers: A Shifters Novel. Lake Forest: Lyndberry Press.

Davis, L. M. (2012). Posers: A Shifters Novel. Lake Forest: Lyndberry Press.

Edwards, Erica R. (2012). Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership. Minneapolis. University of Minnesota Press.

Jenkins, Candice. (2007). Private Lives, Proper Relations [Regulating Black Intimacy]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Johnson, Brian.  (Ed.). (2005). Du Bois on Reform: Periodical-based Leadership for African Americans. Lanham: Altamira Press.

--Co-Ed. (Ed Blum) Conflicts in American History Series: Volume 3 Civil War, (Gen. Ed.) Matthew Bruccoli, New York: Facts on File Publishing, 2010.

--Co-Ed. (Ed Blum) Conflicts in American History Series: Volume 4 Reconstruction, (Gen. Ed.) Matthew Bruccoli, New York: Facts on File Publishing, 2010.

--Co-Ed. (Zoe Trodd) Conflicts in American History Series: Volume 7 The Long Civil Rights Movement , (Gen. Ed.) Matthew Bruccoli, New York: Facts of File Publishing, 2010.

--Co-Ed. (Zoe Trodd) Conflicts in American History Series: Volume 8 Toward the Next American Century, (Gen. Ed.) Matthew Bruccoli, New York: Facts of File Publishing, 2010.

--William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Toward Agnosticism (1868-1934), New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.

--The Yancy Years: The Age of Infrastructure, Technology and Restoration (An Institutional History), Charlotte: Johnson C. Smith University, 2008.

Knight, Alisha. (2012). Pauline Hopkins and the American Dream: An African American Writer's (Re)Visionary Gospel of Success. Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press.

Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton, eds. (2015). Black Female Sexualities. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Trimiko Melancon (2014). Unbought and Unbossed: Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Rose, Stephany. (2014). Abolishing White Masculinity From Mark Twain to Hip-Hop: Crises in Whiteness. Lexington Press.


Faculty Publications

Adefila, Johnson. (2010). A Matter of Life and Death: The Testimony of a Heart Attack and Cancer Survivor. Denver, CO: Outskirts Press, Inc.

Rahming, Melvin. (2012). Critical Essays on Barack Obama: Re-affirming the Hope, Re-Vitalizing the Dream. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Included in the collection are nineteen chapters, including six authored by Morehouse English faculty members: Drs. Leah Creque, Michael Janis, Alison Ligon, Cindy Lutenbacher, Tara Miller, and Albert Turner and two authored by UNCF/Mellon Fellows Mr. Kenton Rambsy (Morehouse College C’10 UNCF/Mellon Fellow) and Dr. Stephany Spaulding (Clark Atlanta University C’00 UNCF/Mellon Fellow).



New Books/Book Chapters

Dr. Marco Robinson, Assistant Professor of History, Rust College has written a book chapter which appears in Musiques Noires: L’Histoire d’une resistance sonore. He is the only contributor selected from the United States:   Musiques Noires: L’Histoire d’une resistance sonore, (Book Chapter) Floyd Newman: Cultural Resistance and the Memoirs of a Memphis Jazz and Soul Artist, France: Camion Blanc, September, 2016.

As one of Africa’s few democracies, Senegal has long been thought of as a leader of moral, political, and economic development on the continent. We tend to assume that any such nation has achieved favorable international standing due to its own merits. In Forensics of Capital, Michael Ralph upends this kind of conventional thinking, showing how Senegal’s diplomatic standing was strategically forged in the colonial and postcolonial eras at key periods of its history and is today entirely contingent on the consensus of wealthy and influential nations and international lending agencies.

In an interdisciplinary study of black intellectual history at the dawn of the nineteenth century, Stefan M. Wheelock shows how black antislavery writers were able to counteract ideologies of white supremacy while fostering a sense of racial community and identity. The major figures he discusses—Ottobah Cugoano, Olaudah Equiano, David Walker, and Maria Stewart—engaged the concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality as these ideas ripened within the context of racial terror and colonial hegemony.

Yale University Press, London, has just released Linda Gertner Zatlin's fourth book on the nineteenth-century artist, Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). In two volumes, the book describes each of his nearly 1150 drawings in detailed physical terms, including its measurements, inscriptions, and provenance, as well as reviewing the critical arguments about each work. 


  • Drewry, Henry K. and Doermann, Humphrey. (2001). Stand and Prosper: Private Black Colleges and Their Students. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Green, Anna L. and Scott, Lekita V. (Eds.). (2003). Journey to the Ph.D.: How to Navigate the Process as African Americans. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus Publishing.
  • Mays, Benjamin E. Born to Rebel: An Autobiography. University of Georgia Press, 2003.
  • Peters, Robert L. (1997). Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or Ph.D. (revised edition). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.



Paris, France, 2016- Interrogating the French Empire: Exploring the Historical and Contemporary African Diasporic Engagement and Experience in France
  • Boubacar Barry, The Kingdom of Waalo Senegal Before the Conquest (Diasporic Africa, 2012).
  • Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks (Grove, 2008).
  • Trevor R. Getz, Slavery and Reform in West Africa: Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Senegal and the Gold Coast (Ohio U., 2004). [see specific pagination below]
  • Natasha Gordon-Chipembere, ed., Representation and Black Womanhood, The Legacy of Sarah Baartman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  • Joe Harris Lunn, Memoirs of the Maelstrom. A Senegalese Oral History of the First World War (Heinemann, 1999).
  • Wole Soyinka, The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness (Oxford 2000). [see specific pagination below]

Novels to Read in Preparation for the Seminar

  • Assia Djebar, Children of the New World (CUNY Feminist Press, 2005) [Les enfants du nouveau monde, 1962; and Les alouettes naïves, 1967].
  • Ousmane Sembène, God’s Bits of Wood (Pearson, 2008) [Les bouts de boits de Dieu, 1960]
Nantes, France, 2015- Interrogating the French Empire: Exploring the Historical and Contemporary African Diasporic Engagement and Experience in France
  • Tom Reiss, The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (2012)
  • Mariana P. Candido, An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and Its Hinterland (2013)
  • Sheila Walker, ed., African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas (2001)
  • Marcus Rediker, The Slave Ship: A Human History.
  • John Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800, 2nd ed. (1998)
  • Robin Blackburn The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800 (1997)
  • Sara Melzer and Kathryn Norberg, eds., From the Royal to the Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France (1998)
  • Sue Peabody, “There Are No Slaves in France”: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime (1996)
  • The Atlantic Economy During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, ed. Peter Coclanis (Columbia, SC; University of South Carolina Press, 2005).
  • Nora Jaffary, ed., Gender, Race, and Religion in the Colonization of the Americas.
  • Ira Berlin and Philip D. Morgan, eds., Cultivation and Culture: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas (1993)
  • Marcel Dorigny, The Abolitions of Slavery from L.F. Sonthonax to Victor Schoelcher, 1793, 1794, 1848 (2003)
  • Laurent Dubois, Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (2004)
  • Carolyn Fick, The Making of Haiti: The Saint-Domingue Revolution from Below (1990)
  • Lawrence C. Jennings, French Anti-Slavery: The Movement for Abolition of Slavery in France, 1802-1848 (2000)
  • Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995)
Albuquerque, NM 2014- "In Search of Home: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Shared Experiences of Indigenous and Immigrant Populations in Colonized Spaces"
  • Bow, Leslie. Partly Colored: Asian Americans and the Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South (New York: New York University Press, 2010).
  • Buff, Rachel. Immigration and the Political Economy of Home: West Indian Brooklyn and American Indian Minneapolis, 1945 -1992 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001).
  • Coleman, Arica, L. That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013).
  • Dzidzienyo, Anani and Suzanne Oboler, eds. Neither Enemies Nor Friends: Latinos, Blacks and Afro-Latinos, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
  • Elam, Harry J., Jr. and Kennell Jackson, eds. Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2005).
  • Gross, Ariela, What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America (Cambridge: Harvard University Press 2008).
  • Gutierrez, Ramon. When Jesus Came the Corm Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500 -1846 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991).
  • Miles, Tiya and Sharon P. Holland, eds. Crossing Waters, Crossings Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006).
  • Nieto-Phillips, John M. The Language of Blood: The Making of Spanish-American Identity in New Mexico, 1880s -1930s (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004).
  • Phillips, Ruth B. and Christopher B. Steiner, eds. Unpacking Culture: Art and Commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds (Berkley: University of California Press, 1999).
  • Roberts, Dorothy. Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century (New York: New Press, 2010).
  • Rodriquez, Clara E. Changing Race: Latinos, the Census and the History of Ethnicity in the United States (New York University Press, 2000).
  • Scharff, Virginia Joy and Carolyn Brucken, Home Lands: How Women Made the West (Berkley: University of California Press, 2010).
Bahia, 2013- "Afro-Aesthetics in Brazil...and Beyond: Exploring Transnational Blackness and Beauty"
  • Burdick, John. Blessed Anastacia: Women, Race, and Popular Christianity in Brazil. New York: Routledge. 1998.
  • Carneiro, Sueli. Black Women’s Identity in Brazil. In Race in Contemporary Brazil, ed. Rebecca Reichmann, pp. 217-228, University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press. 1999.
  • Caldwell, Kia Lilly. Negras in Brazil: Re-envisioning Black Women, Citizenship, and the Politics of Identity.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 2007.
  • Goldstein, D. "Interracial" sex and racial democracy in Brazil: Twin concepts?" American Anthropologist, 101: 563-578. 1999.
  • Matory, J. Lorand.  Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism, and the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé. Princeton University Press. 2005.
  • Morgan, Jennifer. Some Could Suckle over Their Shoulder" Male Travelers, Female Bodies, and the Gendering of Racial Ideology, 1500-1770. William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, 54(1): 167-192. 1997.
  • Pinho, Patricia de Santana. Mama Africa: reinventing blackness in Bahia. Durham (NC): Duke University Press. 2010.
  • Pinho, Patricia. Afro-aesthetics in Brazil. In Beautiful/Ugly: African and diaspora aesthetics, ed. Sara Nuttall, Durham: Duke University Press. pp. 266-289. 2006.
  • Shirey, Heather. Transforming the Orixás: Candomblé in Sacred and Secular Spaces in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, African Arts, Vol. 42 Issue 4, pp.. 62-79. 2009.
  • Shirey, Heather. Candomblé Beads and Identity in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions , Vol. 16, No. 1 (August 2012), pp. 36-60. 2012.
  • Simpson, Amelia. Xuxa: The Mega-Marketing of Gender, Race, and Modernity, Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1993.
Bahia, 2012- "Race, Rights and Rebellion"
  • Rachel E. Harding, A Refuge in Thunder: Candomblé and Alternative Spaces of Blackness. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2000.
  • Beverly Guy-Sheftall, ed. Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought. New York: New Press, 1995.
  • João José Reis. Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
  • Kim Butler, Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition São Paulo and Salvador. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
  • Kia Lilly Caldwell, Negras in Brazil: Re-envisioning Black Women, Citizenship, and the Politics of Identity. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
  • Michael Hanchard. Orpheus and Power: The Movimento Negro of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, 1945-1988. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.
  • J. Lorand Matory. Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism and Matriarchy in Afro-Brazilian Candomblé. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.
  • Patricia de Santana Pinho. Mama Africa: Reinventing Blackness in Bahia. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.
Bahia, 2011 - “Constructing Women in the African Diaspora: Identities, Culture, and Power”
  • Caldwell, Kia Lilly. Negras in Brazil: Re-envisioning Black Women, Citizenship, and the Politics of Identity. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
  • Amado, Jorge. Tent of Miracles. trans. Barbara Shelby. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. (other editions available)
  • da Silva, Benedita. Benedita da Silva: An Afro-Brazilian Woman’s Story of Politics and Love. Oakland, CA: Institute for Food & Development Policy, 1997.
  • de Jesus, Carolina Maria. Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus. NY: New American Library, 2003.
  • Furtado, Júnia Ferreira. Chica da Silva: A Brazilian Slave of the Eighteenth Century. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Landes, Ruth. The City of Women. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. (other editions available).
  • Morgan, Jennifer. Labouring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
  • Romo, Anadelia A. Brazil’s Living Museum: Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Atlanta, GA, 2010 - Two Faculty Seminars were hosted during the 2010 Summer

“Legacies and Treasures: Exploring the Archival Collections of Black Intellectual Scholar-Activists”

"Publishing Research in the Area of HIV/AIDS: A Writing Workshop for Peer-Reveiewed Journals"

  • Rouse, Jacqueline Anne. Lugenia Burns Hope, Black Southern Reformer. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1989.
  • Byrd, Rudolph, Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, eds. I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Crawford, Vicki L., Jacqueline Anne Rouse and Barbara Woods, eds. Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941—1965. Indiana University Press, 1993.
Cape Town, 2009 - “The Community Confronts HIV/AIDS: Cultural Responses to Social and Political Policy”
  • Fakkows, Irwin, and Millen, Joyce. Global AIDS: Myths and Facts: Tools for Fighting the AIDS Pandemic. South End Press, 2003.
  • Levy, Peter B. The Civil Rights Movement. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998.
  • McAdam, Dough. Freedom Summer. Oxford University Press US, 1990.
  • Pollack, Rosalind. Global Prescriptions: Gendering Health and Human Rights. Zed Books, 2003.


  • International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, “Positive Women: Voices and Choices” – Zimbabwe Report.
  • Robert E. Fullilove, “African Americans, Health Disparities, and HIV/AIDS: Recommendations for Confronting the Epidemic in Black America,” A Report from the National Minority AIDS Council.
Cape Town, 2008 - “Race and Nation: the Social Construction of National and Racial Identities in the United States and South African from 1896 to the Present”
  • Brown, Jacqueline Nassy. Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail: Geographies of Race in Black Liverpool. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.
  • Cooper, Fred, and Ann L. Stoler, eds. Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World. 1st ed. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997.
  • Dominguez, Virginia. White By Definition: Social Classification in Creole Louisiana. Rutgers University Press, 1997.
  • Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.
  • Magubane, Bernard. The Ties that Bind: African American Consciousness of Africa. 2nd ed. Africa World Press, 1987.
  • Magubane, Zine. Bringing the Empire Home: Race, Class, and Gender in Britain and Colonial South Africa. 1st ed. Chicago, IL: University Of Chicago Press, 2003.
  • McClintock, Anne. Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest. 1st ed. New York, NY: Routledge, 1995.
  • Nixon, Robert. Homelands, Harlem and Hollywood: South African Culture and the World Beyond. 1st ed. New York, NY: Routledge, 1994.
  • Stone, Judith. When She Was White: The True Story of a Family Divided By Race. Miramax, 2007.
  • Thomas, Deborah. Modern Blackness: Nationalism and the Politics of Culture in Jamaica. Duke University Press Books, 2004.
Ghana, 2007 - “Towards Intra-Racial and Interracial Understanding: African Voices on the Atlantic Slave Trade”
  • Aidoo, Ama Ata.  Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa. New Jersey: Longman Press, 1995.
    Bailey, Anne C. (2005).  African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade.  Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Butler, Kim D. (2000).  Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition São Paulo and Salvador.  New  Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
  • Inikori, J.E. (Ed.).  (1982). Forced Migration: The impact of the export slave trade on African societies.  New York: Africana Publishing Company.
  • Mwakikagile, Godfrey. (2006).  Relations Between Africans and African Americans: Misconceptions, Myths and Realities. Continental Press.
  • Nassy Brown, Jacqueline. (2005). Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Ghana, 2006 - “HIV and AIDS in Africa and the African Diaspora: Science, Politics and Power”
  • Behrman, Greg. (2004). The Invisible People: How the U.S. has Slept through the Global AIDS Pandemic, the Greatest Humanitarian Catastrophe of Our Time. New York: Free Press.
  • Campbell, Catherine.  (2003). Let Them Die: Why HIV/AIDS Prevention Programmes Fail. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Cohen, Cathy J. (1999). The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Farmer, Paul. (1992). AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame. Berkely: University of California Press.
  • Hammonds, Evelynn.  (1999). Childhood’s Deadly Scourge: The Campaign to Control Diphtheria in New York City, 1880-1930. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press.
  • Kincaid, Jamaica. My Brother. New York: The Noonday Press, 1997.
  • Levenson, Jacob. (2004). The Secret Epidemic. Pantheon.
Ghana, 2005 - “Women, Culture and Politics in Africa and the United States”
  • Agbasiere, Joseph Therese. (2000). Women in Igbo Life and Thought. London: Routledge.
  • Cole, Johnetta B. and Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. (2003). Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities. The Ballantine Publishing Group.
  • Crenshaw, Kimberle. (1994). "Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color". In M.A. Fineman and R. Mykitiuk (Eds.), The Public Nature of Private Violence: The Discovery of Domestice Abuse (pp. 93-118). New York: Routledge.

          --- The Intersectionality of Race and Gender Discrimination.

  • Dangarembga, Tsitsi. (1988). Nervous Conditions. Seattle: Seal Press.
  • Imam, Ayesha, and Sow, Fatou. (Eds.). (2000). Engendering African Social Sciences. Codesria.
Senegal, 2004 - “The Transatlantic Slave Trade: Critical Perspectives in History, English and Anthropology”
  • Barry, Boubacar.  (1998) Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave Trade. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Equiano, Olaudah.  The Life of Olaudah Equiano.
  • Foster, Frances Smith. (1979). Witnessing Slavery: the Development of Ante-bellum Slave Narrative.  Westport: The Greenwood Press.
  • Harding, Rachel. A Refugee in Thunder: Candomble and Alternative Spaces of Blackness.
  • Harms, Robert.  (2002). The Diligent:  A Voyage through the Worlds of Slavery. New York: Basic Books.
  • Rediker, Marcus and Linebaugh, Peter.  (2001). The Many-Headed Hydra: the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. Beacon Press.
  • Walker, Sheila.  (2001).  African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
Senegal, 2003 - “Pan Africanist Aesthetics: the Literature, Film and Culture of the Francophone World"
  • Dewitte, Phillippe.  (1985). Les Mouvements negre en France, 1919-1939. Paris, L’Harmattan.
  • Diawara, Manthia.  (1992). African Cinema: Politics & Culture. Indiana University Press.
  • Fanon, Frantz.  (1963). The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press.
  • Nardal, Paulette.  La Revue du Monde Noir/The Review of the Black World.
  • Ousmane, Sembene. (Director). (1968). The Money Order.
Senegal, 2002 - "Gods, Knowledge and Modernity"
  • Appiah, Kwame A. (1992). In My Father’s House: Africa in the philosophy of culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Idowu, Bolaji. (1962). Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief. London: Longmans.
  • Moore, Gerald.  (1963). Modern Poetry from Africa. London: Penguin African Library.
  • Verger, Pierre.  (1996). Dieux d’Afrique. Editions Revue Noire.