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Russell Rickford

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Associate Professor, History

Russell Rickford specializes in African American political culture after World War II, the Black radical tradition, and transnational social movements.

His book, We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination, received the 2016 Hooks Institute National Book Award and the 2017 OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award. He is currently working on a book about Guyana and African American radical politics in the 1970s.

Rickford is active in Einaudi's inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority and contributes to IIJ's global Blackness events.

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  • Einaudi Faculty Associate