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Sidney J. Lemelle

Emeritus Professor of History and Africana Studies
With Pomona Since: 1986
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Sidney Lemelle focuses his research on African American history, slavery, South Africa, Pan-Africanism, and the effects of regional "circum-Caribbean" migration by groups from Louisiana. He is the author of Pan-Africanism for Beginners (1992) and a co-editor of Imagining Home: Class, Culture and Nationalism in the African Diaspora (1994) and Class, Culture and Nationalism in the Pan-African Diaspora (1993). As a professor of history and Africana Studies, he is a three-time winner of Pomona’s Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching.

    Research Interests

    • African American History
    • Slavery
    • South Africa
    • Pan-Africanism
    • The effects of regional "circum-Caribbean" migration by groups from Louisiana.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Pan-Africanism
    • Slavery
    • South Africa
    • African History
  • Work

    Work

    "Phantasmagoria of Mind?: White Fathers Ebony Entrepreneurs and Recolonizations," in Black Modernity: 20th Century Discourses Between the United States and South Africa (N. Masilela, ed/, Africa World Press, forthcoming 2004)

    Co-Editor with R.D.G. Kelley and J. Didney, Imagining Home: Class, Culture and Nationalism in the African Diaspora (Verso Books, 1994)

    Co-Editor with R.D.G. Kelley, Class, Culture and Nationalism in the Pan-African Diaspora, (Verso Press, 1993)

    "Pan-Africanism, Afrocentricity and the Politics of Cultural Existence" in Class, Culture and Nationalism in the Pan-African Diaspora (R.D.G. Kelley and S. Lemelle, eds., Verso Press, 1993)

    Pan-Africanism for Beginners (Writers and Readers Press Inc.; 1992)

    "Ritual, Resistance and Social Reproduction: A Cultural Economy of Iron-Smelting in Colonial Tanzania, 1890-1975," Journal of Historical Sociology, 5, 2, 1992

    "Political and Economic Change in 19th-Century Bembaland," Historical Association of Tanzania, Paper No. 13, 1980

  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D.
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Master of Arts
    California State University, Los Angeles;

    Bachelor of Arts
    California State University, Los Angeles;

  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Pomona College, Wig Distinguished Professorship Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1989, 1994 & 2004

    John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, Research Grant, 1987

    Pomona College, Steele Fellowship, 1991

    Ford Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities, 1989-1990

    National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Grant, Pomona College, 1988