Dr Imaobong Umoren

Dr Imaobong Umoren

Assistant Professor

Department of International History

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About me

Dr 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.

Other titles: Undergraduate Programme Admissions Advisor


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

Teaching & supervision

Dr Imaobong Umoren usually teaches the following courses in the Department:

At undergraduate level:

HY113: From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century (taught jointly with other faculty members)

HY246 - The Global Caribbean: Colonialism, Race and Revolutions 1780s-1980s

At postgraduate level:

HY477: Race, Gender and Reproduction in the Caribbean 1860-1960

Watch Dr Imaobong Umoren talk about her courses, how they are structured and how students can benefit from taking them in order to better understand the world we live in today.


  • Race Women Internationalists: Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles (2018)
  • ‘“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)


My research