Brandon R. Byrd is an Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and an intellectual historian of the 19th and 20th century United States with specializations in African American History and the African Diaspora. He is currently completing his first book, The Black Republic: African Americans, Haiti, and the Rise of Radical Black Internationalism (forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press). Beyond that book, he has published articles and chapters in several outlets including Slavery and Abolition, Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, The Journal of Haitian Studies, and Radical Teacher. He is also an editor of the Black Lives and Liberation series published by Vanderbilt University Press. More information on his research, teaching, and professional service can be found at his personal website, http://www.brandonrbyrd.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter @bronaldbyrd.