Student Activism and the Rise of Black Studies
The struggle of university students to build Black Studies on campus, in their communities, and throughout the nation.
Dr. Kimberly F. Monroe is Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies in the Global Affairs Department at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. Trinity is a private, Predominantly Black and Hispanic Serving women’s institution. She is also an adjunct of Africana Studies at Webster University-Ghana campus. Monroe received a PhD in African Diaspora History and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from Howard University, prior to that she attained a BA in History and Black Studies from Grambling State University.
In 2020, she developed the Africana Studies Minor and a concentration in Africana Studies within the Global Affairs Department at Trinity. She teaches Africana Studies, the African Diaspora, Modern Africa, African American History, and Black Women’s History. Her most recent publications include: “Gigi Lamayne Album Review” in Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, “Writing Toward a Black Liberation: Claudia Jones’ Black Nationalist/Internationalist Activism,” in 76 King Street Journal of Liberty Hall, and “Assata Shakur: A True Revolutionary” in Black Freedom Struggles Africana Reader.