Guy Emerson Mount

Guy Emerson Mount is an assistant professor of African American history at Auburn University who earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2018.  As a co-founder of the Reparations at UChicago Working Group, Prof. Mount helped uncover the University of Chicago’s  historical ties to slavery while organizing alongside residents on the South Side of Chicago for reparations.  His academic work focuses on the intersection of slavery, emancipation, and empire with a particular focus on Black internationalism and the afterlives of slavery.  His current book project, tentatively titled From Slavery to Empire: Reconstruction in the Black Pacific analyzes the everyday lives of Black migrants to Hawai’i and the Philippines as they navigated the shifting currents of global capitalism and the rise of American overseas empire during the era of emancipation.  He has been writing for Black Perspectives since 2015 and currently serves as one of its associate editors. Follow him on Twitter @GuyEmersonMount.