Faculty Publications

Africana Studies faculty members are outstanding, engaged scholars, researchers, and artists.
We know that significant scholarly and artistic achievement in our faculty translates to the highest level of undergraduate teaching, and that participation in research is one of the most powerful educational experiences we offer our students. The opportunity to carry on active lives of scholarship and artistic work while committing themselves fully to teaching undergraduates - this is what draws so many outstanding people to Bowdoin's faculty. Here is a small selection.
Unmaking the Ghetto: Community Development and Persistent Social Inequality in Brooklyn, LA, and Philadelphia book cover.

Brian Purnell
“Unmaking the Ghetto: Community Development and Persistent Social Inequality in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Philadelphia,” in The Ghetto in Global History: 1500 to the Present (Routledge, 2017)

 

The Business of Black Power book cover.

Brian Purnell
“‘What we Need is Brick and mortar:’ race, gender, and early leadership of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation,” in The Business of Black Power (University of Rochester Press, 2012)

Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs book cover.

Tess Chakkalakal
Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs. Edited by Tess Chakkalakal and Kenneth W. Warren. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2013.

Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn book cover.
Brian Purnell
Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
nvisible Agents: Spirits in a Central African History book cover.
David Gordon
Invisible Agents: Spirits in a Central African History. Ohio University Press. New African Histories Series. November, 2012.
Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America book cover.
Tess Chakkalakal
Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America, University of Illinois Press, 2011
“‘Revolution Has Come to Brooklyn:’ The Campaign against Discrimination in the Construction Trades and Growing Militancy in the Northern Black Freedom Movement,” in Black Power at Work book cover.
Brian Purnell
“‘Revolution Has Come to Brooklyn:’ The Campaign against Discrimination in the Construction Trades and Growing Militancy in the Northern Black Freedom Movement,” in Black Power at Work (Cornell University Press, 2010)
Wedded to the Color Line: Charles Chesnutt's Stories of Segregation" in Representing Segregation, Toward an Aesthetics of Living Jim Crow, and Other Forms of Racial Division book cover.
Tess Chakkalakal
"Wedded to the Color Line: Charles Chesnutt's Stories of Segregation" in Representing Segregation, Toward an Aesthetics of Living Jim Crow, and Other Forms of Racial Division, SUNY Press 2010
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown book cover.
Jennifer Scanlon
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
African American Literature and Queer Studies: The Conundrum of James Baldwin book cover.
Mark Foster
"African American Literature and Queer Studies: The Conundrum of James Baldwin." in A Companion to African American Literature. Ed. Gene Andrew Jarett, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Nachituti's Gift: Economy, Society, and Environment in Central Africa book cover.
David Gordon
Nachituti's Gift: Economy, Society, and Environment in Central Africa. (University of Wisconsin Press, Dec. 2005).
Editor - African-American Activism before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North book cover.
Patrick Rael
Editor - African-American Activism before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North (Routledge, 2008)
L'interoralité caribéene: le mot conté de l'indentité(vers un traité de estiétique caribéene book cover.
Hanetha Vete-Congolo
L'interoralité caribéene: le mot conté de l'indentité(vers un traité de estiétique caribéene) Editions Universitaires Européennes, Saabrücken, Germany: 2011