Announcement from AAIHS: Call for Book Reviewers

Call for Book Reviewers

The editing team at Black Perspectives, the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society, is seeking new book reviewers for the coming academic year. Black Perspectives takes an expansive view towards advancing African American and African diasporic thought. Cultivating an interdisciplinary approach to Black intellectual history, Black Perspectives the blog engenders a wider conversation among scholars in History, Political Science, Sociology, International Studies, Gender/ Sexuality/ Feminist/ Critical Gender Studies and Black Studies and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies. We publish book reviews that interest specialists and are also accessible to the general public.

Books reviewed at the blog deal with a wide range of chronologies and topics in Black history, including, but not limited to:

  • Trans-Atlantic economies
  • Disability, race, and gender in Antebellum America
  • Black women’s healthcare
  • Black politics in the Reconstruction era
  • The Jim Crow South
  • Black journalism and civil rights activism
  • Racial policing and the carceral state
  • Black experiences of the Great Migration
  • The long Civil Rights Movement

Reviewers are provided with a complimentary copy of their selected book, and they produce essays ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 words that address its content, scope, strengths, and limitations.  If you have interest in writing a book review for Black Perspectives, please send a note as well as a copy of an abridged CV to the Book Review Editor at

About Black Perspectives 

Today Black Perspectives is the leading online platform for public scholarship on global Black thought, history, and culture. Daily content, from regular contributors and guest authors, includes features such as scholarly reflections, book features, online roundtables and forums, book reviews, and author interviews. As engaged scholars, we are deeply committed to producing and disseminating cutting-edge research that is accessible to the public and is oriented towards advancing the lives of people of African descent and humanity. We serve as a medium to advance these critical goals. Click here to learn more about the blog and its editing team.

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