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Africana Studies Program

Takkara Brunson

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Office: Science 146
Office Phone: 559-278-2913 | FAX: (559) 278-7268


  • PhD University of Texas at Austin (2011)
  • MA University of Texas at Austin
  • BA Spelman College

Research/Teaching Interests:

  • Women
  • African Diaspora
  • Latin American and the Caribbean
  • Cultural and Political History

Select Publications:

  • Women, Gender, and the Partido Independiente de Color. Breaking the Chains, Making the Nation: The Black Cuban Fight for Freedom and Equality, 1812-1912. Eds. Fannie T. Rushing and Aisha Finch (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2019).
  • ‘In the general interest of all conscious women’: Race, Class, and the Cuban Women’s Movement, 1923-1939 Cuban Studies 46 (2018): 159-182.
  • Eusebia Cosme and Black Womanhood on the Transatlantic Stage. Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism Vol. 15, No. 2 (2017): 389-411.
  • ‘Writing’ Black Womanhood in the Early Cuban Republic, 1904-1916. Gender and History Vol. 28, Issue 2 (August 2016): 480-500.

Courses Offered:

  • Critical Thinking About Race
  • Race Relations
  • Africana Cultures and Images
  • African Cultural Perspectives
  • Afro-Latin America

Work in Progress:

Enacting Citizenship: Black Women and the Making of Modern Cuba, 1886-1959 (under contract with the University Press of Florida)