Darlene Westleigh


My research interests center on race, gender, and activism. My dissertation focuses on transnational connections between Black communities in South Africa and the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I am researching the ways in which ideological, cultural, and social connections promoted, intersected, and informed strategies of resistance on both sides of the Atlantic. My current research explores a range of topics, including capitalism, politics, knowledge production, religion, labor, environmental history, and modernity.