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Benjamin Talton, PhD

Director

  • Moorland Spingarn Research Center
  • Professor
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Biography

Dr. Benjamin Talton is the Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and Professor of African and African Diasporic History at Howard University. He earned his BA in history at Howard University and his doctorate, also in history, at the University of Chicago. He has published three books: The Politics of Social Change in Ghana: The Konkomba Struggle for Political Equality (Palgrave 2010); Black Subjects in Africa and its Diasporas: Race and Gender in Research and Writing (Palgrave 2011), which he co-edited with Dr. Quincy Mills of the University of Maryland; and, most recently, In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics (Penn Press 2019), which won the 2020 Wesley-Logan Prize from the American Historical Association.

Education & Expertise

Education

BA


Howard University
1996

PhD


The University of Chicago
2003