As a third year student in the Transatlantic History program, I am preparing for my comprehensive exams, articulating my research interests for future dissertation work, and developing an interdisciplinary research process that combines painting with other historical research methods. I am interested in the role that global white supremacy has played in the past and also how it impacts scholars today. In my research, I am exploring oppositional forces of global racial capitalism and Black Nationalism in the 1920s. This has led me to studying the intersections of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Ohio and Liberia. Additionally, I spent my summer learning Spanish and doing archival research relating to the UNIA and Pan-Africanism in Colombia. To organize and visualize my overlapping ideas, I paint throughout my research process. I am continuing to develop my interdisciplinary approach and work in visual mediums that complement my historical research.
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