Winston James

Winston James

Winston James is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, and a widely published historian of the African diaspora. He is the author of the prizewinning Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America (1998), A Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay's Jamaica and His Poetry of Rebellion (2000), and The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799–1851 (2010), and a coeditor of Inside Babylon: The Caribbean Diaspora in Britain (1993). His current project is a two-volume political biography of Claude McKay, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Lectures

  • Pan-Africanism and Black Nationalism
  • Rethinking the "New Negro" Movement, 1917–1930
  • The Black Experience in Britain
  • The Black Radical Tradition
  • The Caribbean Diaspora and Black Internationalism
  • The Caribbean Diaspora in the United States
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • The History of Black Harlem
  • The Life and Work of Claude McKay
  • The Life and Work of John Brown Russwurm