Mar 18, 2019
In this episode we speak with Brandon R. Byrd about his work in African American and African Diaspora intellectual history. His first book, forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press, is titled The Black Republic: African Americans and the Fate of Haiti. Byrd is Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. He also currently serves as vice president of the African American Intellectual History Society and is a contributor to that organization’s online publication Black Perspectives. The African American Intellectual History Society is a scholarly organization dedicated to the research, writing, and teaching of Black thought and culture. Founded in 2014 by Christopher Cameron, it has quickly become a hub of cutting edge, cross-disciplinary public scholarship. In addition to publishing Black Perspectives, it offers a range of fellowships, awards, and prizes, and hosts an annual conference, which in March 2019 will be held at the University of Michigan.