Dr Imaobong Umoren

Dr Imaobong Umoren

Assistant Professor

Department of International History

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About me

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Imaobong Umoren studied a BA in History and MA in World History and Cultures at King’s College London before moving to the University of Oxford where she gained her DPhil and spent a year serving as a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. She subsequently took up a Career Development Fellowship jointly held with Pembroke College and the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities research programme Women in the Humanities.

Dr Umoren's research interests include the intersecting history of race, gender, migration, and religion in the nineteenth and twentieth century Caribbean, US and global African diaspora.

Her research has been supported by numerous bodies including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Library of Congress, and the British Academy.

Expertise

Race and Gender in the Caribbean; 19th and 20th Century Wider African Diaspora

Teaching & Supervision

Dr Imaobong Umoren teaches the following courses (starting in September 2017):

At undergraduate level:

HY241: What is History? Methods and Debates

At Masters level:

HYY477: Race, Gender and Reproduction in the Caribbean 1860-1960

Publications

  • Becoming Global Race Women: Black Intellectuals, World Travel and Freedom Struggles Across Borders, 1920-1966 (forthcoming)
  • "“We Americans are not just American citizens any longer”: Eslanda Robeson, World Citizenship, and the New World Review in the 1950s", Journal of Women’s History (forthcoming)
  • ‘Anna Julia Cooper’s A Voice from the South (1892): Black Feminism and Human Rights’ in D. Davies, E. Lombard, and B. Mountford, (eds.), Fighting Words: Fourteen Books That Shaped the Postcolonial World (Oxford: Peter Lang forthcoming)