Natanya Duncan

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Assistant Professor



PhD University of Florida


20th Century US History/ Nationalism and Social Movements in the Modern African Diaspora / Women, Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora / and Caribbean Migration/ African American Women's History


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Natanya Duncan is an historian of the African Diaspora whose teaching focuses on global freedom movements. Her research interest includes constructions of identity and nation building in the 20th Century amongst women of color; migrations; color and class in Diasporic communities; and the engagements of intellectuals throughout the African Diaspora. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS "Henrietta Vinton Davis: The Lady of the Race" in Journal of New York History Fall 2014 Vol 95 No. 4 pp. 558-583. “Laura Kofey and the Reverse Atlantic Experience” in The American South and the Atlantic World ed. Brian Ward University of Florida Press, 2013 pp. 218-237. WORKS IN PROGRESS Crossing Waters & Fighting Tides: The Efficient Womanhood of the Universal Negro Improvement Association Book Manuscript FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014 John Hope Franklin Institute HBCU Mellon Fellow, 2011