This Week in Black History, Society, and Culture

This Week in Black History, Society, and Culture


“This Week in Black History, Society, and Culture” is a weekly podcast produced by the Black and African Diaspora Forum United (BADFU) an interracial group of faculty at Monmouth University concerned about issues pertaining to the Black/African American experience. BADFU members will periodically interview scholars, authors, activists, and community leaders on matters related to the history, society, and culture of Black and African American communities in the United States (U.S.) and beyond. These podcast episodes are on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to, higher education, economics, criminal justice, reparations, mental health, history, science, gender, popular culture, women, and politics. A new episode will be released weekly on Monday mornings from September to May during each academic term.

In this episode, Dr. Maryanne Rhett discusses race and comics in world history with Trevor R. Getz. Dr. Rhett is a Professor of World History at Monmouth University where she is the Director of the Graduate Program in History. She is the author of Representations of Islam in United States Comics, 1880-1822 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). Getz is a Professor of History in the Department of History at San Francisco State University. He is also the author of the award-winning text Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History (Oxford University Press, 2011), principle content manager for the World History Project and the series editor for the Oxford University Press’s Uncovering History series.

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