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Neil Roberts on How Ideas Become Books in Africana and AfroAm Studies

A Discussion with Adam McNeil

New Books Network 2020

New Books in African American StudiesNew Books in African StudiesNew Books in EducationNew Books in Intellectual HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in PoliticsNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books Network June 9, 2020 Adam McNeil

Where do good ideas come from? How does an idea go from creation to a research project? How is historical research done? And how...

Where do good ideas come from? How does an idea go from creation to a research project? How is historical research done? And how does research find its way into a finished book? And what impact can a book have?

Today, I discuss these topics and more with my colleague and friend Dr. Neil Roberts. Dr. Roberts teaches Africana studies, political theory, and the philosophy of religion at Williams College. Roberts is also the Chair and Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science and Religion. Additionally, Roberts is the W. Ford Schumann Faculty Fellow in Democratic Studies.


Adam McNeil is a third year Ph.D. in History student at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.