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Nikhil Pal Singh

Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis , History

Yale University, PhD 1995

Office Address: 

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor



Areas of Research/Interest: 

Race, empire, and culture in 20th-century U.S.; black radicalism and US liberalism; U.S. foreign policy.


PlaceholderBook.pngExceptional Empire: Race and War in US Globalism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming.





JacobsLadderBOOK.jpgClimbin' Jacob's Ladder: the Black Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O'Dell. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.





BlackisaCountryBOOK.jpgBlack is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005.
    * Winner 2005 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award sponsored by the Organization of American Historians
    * Winner 2005 Norris and Carol Hundley Award, Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association 
    * Winner 2005 Washington State Book Award




"Racial Formation in an Age of Permanent War." Racial Formation in the 21st Century. Ed., Danial Hosang, Laura Pulido and Oneka LaBennett. Berkeley: University of California Press, forthcoming.

"The Problem of Color and Democracy." The Short American Century: A Postmortem. Ed., Andrew Bacevich. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.  

“Liberalism.” Keywords for American Cultural Studies. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

“The Afterlife of Fascism,” South Atlantic Quarterly, Winter 2006, pp. 71-93.

The Afro-Asian Century: a special issue of positions: east asia cultures critique. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.

“Toward an Effective Anti-Racism,” in Manning Marable, ed., Beyond the Ebony Tower, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000), pp. 10-33.

“Culture/Wars: Recoding Empire in an Age of Democracy,” American Quarterly, September 1998, pp. 471-522.

“The Black Panthers and the 'Underdeveloped Country' of the Left," in Charles E. Jones, ed., The Black Panther Party Reconsidered: Reflections and Scholarship (Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1998), pp. 57-105.

Updated on 08/10/2015