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Matthew Quest

Matthew Quest

Matthew Quest received his PhD in American Studies at Brown University and his MA in African Studies from University of Illinois at Urbana. He has taught most recently at Georgia State University and specializes in American History, World History, and Africana Studies. In recent years he has published scholarly articles and reviews on C.L.R. James, the subject of his doctoral dissertation, in Insurgent Notes and The CLR James Journal, the review of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. He has recently published two edited volumes for which he has written scholarly introductions: Ida B Wells's Lynch Law in Georgia & Other Writings and Joseph Edwards's Workers Self-Management in the Caribbean. His favorite part of history is inquiring about the post-civil rights, post-independence colonial moment in the African and Third Worlds.

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