Assistant Professor of History, University of Iowa

Keisha N. Blain is an historian of the 20th century United States with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She completed a PhD in History from Princeton University. Her research interests include black internationalism, radical politics, and global feminisms. She is the co-editor of Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence (University of Georgia Press, 2016). Her forthcoming book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom, will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in Spring 2018.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of History, University of Iowa


  • 2014 
    Princeton University, PhD