Imagining Black Europe

ISSN: 2633-108X

This series seeks to publish critical and nuanced scholarship in the field of Black European Studies. Moving beyond and building on the Black Atlantic approach, books in this series will underscore the existence, diversity and evolution of Black Europe. They will provide historical, intersectional and interdisciplinary perspectives on how Black diasporic peoples have reconfigured the boundaries of Black identity making, claim making and politics; created counterdiscourses and counterpublics on race, colonialism, postcolonialism and racism; and forged transnational connections and solidarities across Europe and the globe. The series will also illustrate the ways that Black European diasporic peoples have employed intellectual, socio-political, artistic/cultural, affective, digital and pedagogical work to aid their communities and causes, challenge their exclusion and cultivate ties with their allies, thus gaining recognition in their societies and beyond.
Representing the field’s dynamic growth methodologically, geographically and culturally, the series will also collectively interrogate notions of Blackness, Black diasporic culture and Europeanness while also challenging the boundaries of Europe. Books in the series will critically examine how race and ethnicity intersect with the themes of gender, nationality, class, religion, politics, kinship, sexuality, affect and the transnational, offering comparative and international perspectives. One of the main goals of the series is to introduce and produce rigorous academic research that connects not only with individuals in academia but also with a broader public.
Areas of interest:
Social movements
Racial discourses and politics
Empire, slavery and colonialism
Decolonialization and postcolonialism
Gender, sexuality and intersectionality
Black activism (in all its forms)
Racial and political violence and surveillance
Racial constructions
Diasporic practices
Race and racialization in the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary eras
Identity, representation and cultural productions (music, art, literature, etc.)
Migration and immigration
State building and diplomacy
Nations and nationalisms
All proposals and manuscripts will be rigorously peer reviewed. The language of publication is English. We welcome new proposals for monographs and edited collections.
Advisory Board: Hakim Adi (Chichester), Robbie Aitken (Sheffield Hallam), Catherine Baker (Hull), Eddie Bruce-Jones (Birkbeck), Alessandra Di Maio (Palermo), Akwugo Emejulu (Warwick), Philomena Essed (Antioch), Crystal Fleming (Stony-Brook), David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine), Silke Hackenesch (Cologne), Elahe Haschemi Yekani (Humboldt), Nicholas R. Jones (Yale), Silyane Larcher (CNRS), Olivette Otele (SOAS, London), Sue Peabody (Washington State), Kennetta Hammond Perry (Northwestern), Cassander L. Smith (Alabama), S. A. Smythe (Toronto)


  • Title: ÜberLebenswege


    Erinnerungen und Erfahrungen Schwarzer Deutscher der Nachkriegsgeneration
    Volume 4
    by Azziza Malanda (Author) 2024
    ©2024 Monographs 276 Pages
  • Title: Rethinking Black German Studies

    Rethinking Black German Studies

    Approaches, Interventions and Histories
    Volume 3
    by Tiffany Florvil (Volume editor) Vanessa Plumly (Volume editor) 2022
    ©2022 Edited Collection 330 Pages
  • Title: Afropolitan Encounters

    Afropolitan Encounters

    Literature and Activism in London and Berlin
    Volume 2
    by Anna von Rath (Author) 2022
    ©2022 Monographs 276 Pages
  • Title: Innovations in Black European Studies

    Innovations in Black European Studies

    Volume 1
    by Tiffany Florvil (Volume editor) Vanessa Plumly (Volume editor)
    Edited Collection 0 Pages