New book series launched! Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

The new book series Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century has been formally launched at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, where the series is based. For more information, please view the blog post by Executive Editor Tessa Roynon here.

This series focuses on the history and culture of activists, artists and intellectuals who worked within and against racially oppressive hierarchies in the first half of the twentieth century, and who then sought to define and achieve full equality once those formal hierarchies had been overturned. It explores the ways in which such individuals – writers, scholars, campaigners and organizers, ministers, and artists and performers of all kinds – located their resistance within a global context and forged connections with each other across national, linguistic, regional and imperial borders.

Disseminating the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on the history, literature and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, the series foregrounds, through a cross-disciplinary approach, the transnational and intercultural nature of these resistance movements. The series embraces a range of themes, including but not limited to antislavery, intellectual and literary networks, emigration and immigration, anti-imperialism, church-based and religious movements, civil rights, citizenship and identity, Black Power, resistance strategies, women’s movements, cultural transfer, white supremacy and anti-immigration, hip hop and global justice movements.

The series is affiliated with the Race and Resistance Research Network at the University of Oxford. Proposals are invited for sole- and joint-authored monographs as well as edited collections.

Please contact Dr Laurel Plapp ( for more information.

Series Editors:

Victoria Collis-Buthelezi (University of Cape Town), Aaron Kamugisha (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill), Minkah Makalani (University of Texas, Austin), Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (University College London) and Elleke Boehmer, Patricia Daley, Tessa Roynon and Stephen Tuck (University of Oxford)
Editorial Advisory Board:
Funmi Adewole (DeMontfort University), Joan Anim-Addo (Goldsmiths, University of London), Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Nottingham), Alan Cobley (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill), Carolyn Cooper (University of the West Indies, Mona), Zaire Dinzey-Flores (Rutgers, State University of New Jersey), Tanisha Ford (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Maryemma Graham (University of Kansas), Christopher J. Lee (University of the Witwatersrand), Justine McConnell (University of Oxford), Pap Ndiaye (Sciences Po), David Scott (Columbia University), Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt University), Imaobong Umoren (University of Oxford), Harvey Young (Northwestern University)


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