Professor of History and International Affairs
Africa, African Diaspora
Nemata Blyden is Professor of History and International Affairs, specializing in African and African Diaspora history. She is the author of African Americans and Africa: A New History (Yale University Press, 2019). She has also authored West Indians in West Africa, 1808-1880: A diaspora in reverse (University of Rochester Press, 2000), and a number of articles. Professor Blyden was a consultant for In Motion: The African American Migration Experience for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York). She is currently working on an NEH funded digital project, “To Enter Africa from America”: The United States, Africa, and the New Imperialism, 1847-1919 with three other scholars, and recently served as Consultant Editor and contributor for The Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (DK Penguin Random House, 2021). She has lived in Africa, Europe and the Soviet Union.