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


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.

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

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