Announcing the Race and Resistance Book Series at Peter Lang

Voices Across Borders

The Blog of the Race and Resistance Research Network at TORCH

Posted by: Tessa Roynon

Date: 19th October 2015

Announcing the Race and Resistance Book Series at Peter Lang

The Race and Resistance Network, in conjunction with Peter Lang Publishers, is delighted to announce the launch of a new book series that shares its name: Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century (

This new series focuses on the history and culture of activists, artists and intellectuals who worked within and against racially oppressive hierarchies in the first half of the twentieth century, and who then sought to define and achieve full equality once those formal hierarchies had been overturned. It explores the ways in which such individuals – writers, scholars, campaigners and organizers, ministers, and artists and performers of all kinds – located their resistance within a global context and forged connections with each other across national, linguistic, regional and imperial borders.

Disseminating the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on the history, literature and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, the series foregrounds, through a cross-disciplinary approach, the transnational and intercultural nature of these resistance movements. The series embraces a range of themes, including but not limited to antislavery, intellectual and literary networks, emigration and immigration, anti-imperialism, church-based and religious movements, civil rights, citizenship and identity, Black Power, resistance strategies, women’s movements, cultural transfer, white supremacy and anti-immigration, hip hop and global justice movements.

There are eight co-editors of the new series: Victoria Collis-Buthelezi at the University of Cape Town; Aaron Kamugisha at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill; Minkah Makalani at the University of Texas, Austin;  Hélène Neveu Kringelbach of University College London; and Elleke Boehmer, Patricia Daley, Tessa Roynon and Stephen Tuck at the University of Oxford. The co-editors are supported by an international advisory board, and the series is affiliated with the Race and Resistance Network at TORCH.

Proposals are invited for sole- and joint-authored monographs as well as edited collections. For details and submission instructions please see For an initial discussion about your project (or for any query) please e-mail the commissioning editor at Peter Lang, Dr Laurel Plapp, on

Tessa Roynon is a teaching and research fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, where she is currently writing about the intellectual formation of Ralph Ellison. She is co-founder with Laurel Plapp, and executive editor, of the Race and Resistance book series, as well as the editor of the ‘Voices across Borders’ blog.


Voices Across Borders is always looking for new Race and Resistance Research network members to contribute to this blog. If you would like to write a piece, or if you have a response to a blog entry you have read here, please e-mail the Voices Across Borders editor, Tessa Roynon (      

The viewpoints expressed in Voices Across Borders are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Oxford.


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