Black Power Series Advisory Board


The Advisory Board features scholars and Black Power activists who guide the series editors and press in selecting books and curating the series in line with the guiding principles of Black Power.  

Jonathan Fenderson | Black Power Series Advisory Board

Jonathan Fenderson  Is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Washington University at St. Louis. His research interests include Twentieth Century African American History; Black Intellectual History and Black Radical Traditions; African American Social Movements; Theories, Approaches & Methodologies in Africana Studies; Hip-Hop Studies. He earned his MA from Cornell University and his PhD from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Fenderson is currently working on two book projects: a monograph, The Passionate Advocate: Hoyt Fuller & the Black Arts Movement and a co-edited volume The Revolution in Print: Black Print Culture in the Era of Black Power.

Ericka Huggins | Black Power Series Advisory Board

Ericka Huggins is a human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader and former political prisoner. For the past 30 years, she has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Her extraordinary life experiences have enabled her to speak personally and eloquently on issues relating to the physical and emotional well-being of women, children and youth, whole being education, over incarceration, and the role of the spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting change. As a result of her 14-year tenure as a leader of the Black Panther Party (the longest of any woman in leadership), she brings a unique, complete and honest perspective to the challenges and successes of the Black Panther Party and, its significance today.

Donna Murch | Black Power Series Advisory Board

Peniel Joseph is Professor of History and Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin and the founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. His career focus has been on “Black Power Studies,” which encompasses interdisciplinary fields such as Africana studies, law and society, women’s and ethnic studies, and political science. Joseph wrote the award-winning books Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in AmericaDark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama, and Stokely: A Life.  Joseph’s other book credits include The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level.

Donna Murch | Black Power Series Advisory Board

Donna  Murch  is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. Much is the author Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California with UNC Press,  which won the Phillis Wheatley prize in December 2011. She has published articles in the Journal of American History, Journal of Urban History, OAH Magazine of History, Black Scholar, Souls, Perspectives, New Politics, and Jacobin.  In addition to appearing in more popular publications, Murch is also completing an edited volume on the late twentieth carceral state entitled Challenging Punishment: Race and the War on Drugs.

Quito Swan | Black Power Series Advisory Board

Quito Swan is Associate Professor of History at Howard University. His areas of expertise include Black internationalism, Black Power and decolonization across the Americas, Africa and the South Pacific. Swan’s first book, Black Power in Bermuda and the Struggle for Decolonization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) focused on Black Power, Bermuda and anti-colonialism in the West Indies. His current research project is Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Power, Crossroads and Sustainable Revolution. It is essentially a political narrative of the twentieth century Diaspora anchored by the enigmatic escapades of Roosevelt ‘Pauulu’ Browne, a world-renowned Pan-Africanist and United Nations expert on sustainable development.

Jeanne Theoharis |Black Power Series Advisory Board

Jeanne Theoharis  is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements, the politics of race and education, social welfare and civil rights in post-9/11 America. Her newest book is The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks which won a 2014 NAACP Image Award, the Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians, and was named one of the 25 Best Academic Titles of 2013 by Choice. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, The Nation, Slate, Salon, The Intercept, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Yohuru Williams | Black Power Series Advisory Board

Yohuru Williams is Professor of History at Fairfield University. He is the author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven and Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook.  He is the editor of A Constant Struggle: African-American History from 1865 to the Present, Documents and Essays, and the co-editor of In Search of the Black Panther Party: New Perspectives on a Revolutionary Movement, and Liberated Territory: Toward a Local History of the Black Panther Party.  . Dr. Williams' scholarly articles have appeared in The Black Scholar, The Journal of Black Studies, The Organization of American Historians Magazine of History, Delaware History, Pennsylvania History, and the Black History Bulletin.

Komozi Woodard | Black Power Series Advisory Board

 Komozi Woodard Is professor of American history at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. His research interests include African American history, politics, and culture, emphasizing the Black Freedom Movement, women in the Black Revolt, US urban and ethnic history, public policy and persistent poverty, oral history, and the experience of anti-colonial movements. Woodard is the author of A Nation Within a Nation: Amiri Baraka and Black Power Politics as well as numerous reviews, chapters, and essays in journals, anthologies, and encyclopedia entries about Black Power. He is also the co-editor of: Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940-1980, Groundwork: Local Black Freedom Movements in Want to Start a Revolution?: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle.