Reena N. Goldthree

Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies

201 Choate House
HB 6134
African and African American Studies
Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A., magna cum laude, Columbia University
M.A. Duke University
Ph.D. Duke University

Selected Publications

"Writing War and Empire: Poetry, Patriotism, and Public Claims-Making in the British Caribbean," in Caribbean Military Encounters, ed. Shalini Puri and Lara Putnam (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017): 49-69.

“‘A Greater Enterprise Than the Panama Canal’: Migrant Labor and Military Recruitment in the World War I-Era Circum-Caribbean,” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, Special Issue: Labor and Empire in the Americas, Vol. 13, no. 3-4 (2016): 57-82.

“‘Vive La France!’: Afro-Caribbean Soldiers and Interracial Intimacies on the Western Front, 1915-19,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 7, no. 3 (2016),

"#BlackLivesMatter and Feminist Pedagogy: Teaching a Movement Unfolding," Radical Teacher 101 (2016): 20-28 (with Aimee Bahng).

“Errol Gaston Hill,” in The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Franklin K. Knight (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Review of The Empire Abroad and the Empire at Home: African American Literature and the Era of Overseas Expansion by John Cullen Gruesser, Journal of African American History, Vol. 101, nos. 1-2 (2016): 185-187.

Review of The Last Caribbean Frontier, 1795-1815  by Kit Candlin, Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 95, no. 2 (2015): 358-359.

Review of Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America by Kwame Dixon and John Burdick, PALARA, The Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association (2012): 90-94

“Amy Jacques Garvey, Theodore Bilbo, and the Paradoxes of Black Nationalism,” in Global Circuits of Blackness: Interrogating the African Diaspora , J. M. Rahier, P. C. Hintzen, and F. Smith, eds. (University of Illinois Press, 2010): 152-73.

“Women and Protest in the Anglophone Caribbean,” in The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present, Immanuel Ness, ed., (2009): 3558–60.

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Works in Progress

Democracy Shall be no Empty Romance: War and the Politics of Empire in the Greater Caribbean, book manuscript

Co-editor, Special Issue on "Gender and Anticolonialism in the Interwar Caribbean," Caribbean Review of Gender Studies.

“Afro-Cuban Intellectuals and the New Negro Renaissance in Harlem,” in New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition, ed. Christopher Cameron, Keisha Blain, and Ashley Farmer (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press), in revision. 

Selected Works and Activities

"Gender, Slavery, and the Archive in Cuba: An Interview with Aisha Finch," AAIHS Blog, December 2016,

"Haiti and the Atlantic World: An Interview with Julia Gaffield," AAIHS Blog, October 2016,

"Forging Black Identities in Slavery and Freedom: An Interview with Alex Borucki," AAIHS Blog, September 2016,

"Caribbean Federation and Black Diaspora Politics: An Interview with Eric Duke," AAIHS Blog, May 2016,

"Prefiguring the African American 'Postcolony': Black Independent Schools and the Quest for Liberation," AAIHS Blog, April 2016,

"Making Freedom in Colonial Antigua: An Interview With Natasha Lightfoot," AAIHS Blog, April 2016, 

"Antiracism and the Cuban Revolution: An Interview with Devyn Spence Benson," AAIHS Blog, March 2016,

"Black Britons and the Politics of Belonging: An Interview with Kennetta Hammond Perry," AAIHS Blog, February 2016,

"Garveyism's Global Footprint: Rethinking Black Internationalism and Mass Politics in the Interwar Period," AAIHS Blog, November 2015,

"Recent Scholarship in Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Studies: A Brief Bibliography," AAIHS Blog, September 2015,

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Fellowships and Grants

Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014

Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences Research Grant, Dartmouth College, 2013

Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the Western Hemisphere, American Historical Association, 2009

Fulbright IIE Full Grant (to Trinidad and Tobago), 2008