Black Americas

Black Americas Focus Group 

This network on the Black Americas reaches out to scholars, activists, musicians, performers and artists. The network’s website is meant to generate a research resource and a platform for transdisciplinary perspectives and hemispheric dialogues on the interrelatedness of histories, politics, and cultures of the communities and movements that make up the African diasporas in the Americas. By connecting academic and non-academic actors and bridging persistent demarcations between different research areas this project aims to live up to the multifaceted processes of translocal and transcultural bordercrossing that define the Black Americas.

While the last two decades have witnessed significant progress regarding the conceptualization of transnational flows between Afro-America, Africa, and Europe, the specific aspect of hemispheric dialogues between black communities in North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean calls for further efforts to bridge persistent demarcations between African American, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies and to establish dialogical and horizontal patterns between various existing lines of investigation. Hence, we want to invite you to participate in an exchange which is meant to expand our vision of the Americas as space of entanglements by focusing on the inter-American dimensions of what has been defined as black transnationalism. Reaching out to scholars, activists, musicians, and artists with expertise in the interrelatedness of histories, politics, and cultures of the Black Americas, we wish to generate a platform for transdisciplinary communication which lives up to the multi-faceted nature of our research topic. You are kindly invited to present your current research projects, texts, art work, or music productions. If you want to join our network please free to contact us. You are very welcome.


More information on this network, its members, as well as resources the network provides can be found here: