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J. T. Roane

A Discussion with J. T. Roane on Writing African American Lives

New Books Network 2020

New Books in African American StudiesNew Books in American StudiesNew Books in BiographyNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & Society August 24, 2020 Adam McNeil

Welcome to New Books in African American Studies, a channel on the New Books Network. I am your host, Adam McNeil. Today on the...

Welcome to New Books in African American Studies, a channel on the New Books Network. I am your host, Adam McNeil. Today on the podcast I have the honor of chatting with a good friend, Dr. J. T. Roane, assistant professor of African and African American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Dr. Roane is on New Books in African American Studies to discuss a range of topics from his upbringing in Tappahannock, Virginia, to his days in undergrad and grad school at the University of Virginia and Columbia University, discussions about his writing process, and  the importance of Black rural Southern life, to name a few. I hope and pray y’all enjoy the discussion!

J. T. Roane is assistant professor of African and African American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. He received his PhD in history from Columbia University and he is a 2008 graduate of the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia. He is an out-going co-senior editor of Black Perspectives, the digital platform of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). Roane’s scholarly essays have appeared in Souls JournalThe Review of Black Political Economy, and Current Research in Digital History. His work has also appeared venues such as The Brooklyn RailPacific StandardThe Immanent Frame, and Martyr’s Shuffle, Roane is a 2020-2021 National Endowment for the Humanities/Mellon Foundation Research Fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.