Quito Swan

Fall 2020

University of Massachusetts-Boston

Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture

An historian of the twentieth century African Diaspora, Swan is the author of Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice (University Press of Florida, 2020), Black Power in Bermuda (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and the forthcoming Pacifica Black: Black Internationalism in Oceania (New York University Press, 2021). He has garnered national awards and grants for his research, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Australia’s University of Queensland. His research, teaching, and community work has taken him across the United States, Britain, Australia, Kenya, Venezuela, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Bermuda. Swan co-edits the Black Internationalism book series at the University Press of Illinois.