Associate Professor of History and International Affairs
801 22nd St., N.W.
Areas of Expertise
African and African Diaspora history with strengths in the history of Sierra Leone and Liberia
Nemata Blyden specializes in African/African Diaspora history, and has researched women's issues in nineteenth century Liberia. She has also done work for Encyclopedia Britannica and for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York Public Library). Professor Blyden has lived in Africa, Europe and the Soviet Union, and remains engaged with issues pertaining to African development.
Ph.D., Mphil, Yale University
- "The Search for Anna Erskine: African American Women in Nineteenth Century Liberia" in Stepping Forward: Black Women in Africa and the Americas (Ohio University Press, 2002);
- West Indians in West Africa, 1808-1880: A Diaspora in Reverse (University of Rochester Press, 2000); and
- "Edward Jones: An African American in Sierra Leone" in Moving On: Black Loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic World (Garland Publishing, Inc. 1999)