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Dr Anne-Marie Angelo

Post:Senior Lecturer In American History (History, American Studies)
Other posts:Director of Year Abroad (American (Arts)) (School of History, Art History and Philosophy)
Location:ARTS A A153

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877036
International:+44 1273 877036

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Originally from Virginia, I am a cultural historian of the 20th and 21st century United States in transnational perspective. I completed my MA (2007) and PhD (2013) in History at Duke University in North Carolina and my BA (2001) in American Studies at the University of Virginia. 

My book, forthcoming with the University of North Carolina Press, is entitled Black Power on the Move: Migration, Internationalism, and the British and Israeli Black Panthers. In the manuscript, I examine the Black Panther movements of Israel and the United Kingdom in order to understand how Black Power was transformed from an African-American movement to a global black freedom struggle. This study draws upon a wide range of sources--including oral histories that I conducted, oral histories conducted by others, photographs, personal mansucripts, and police files--in order to center the role that people of color outside the United States played in confronting American and British imperialisms from the grassroots. In this short video, I discuss my research.

From 2008 to 2011, I held US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships in Arabic and Middle East Studies. As part of these fellowships, I lived in Cairo, Egypt from 2009 to 2011, including during the January 25 Revolution.

In 2012, the Graduate School at Duke University awarded me the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring. This award was the result of my teaching and my work with DukeEngage, a summer civic engagement programme for undergraduates. I worked for the DukeEngage programme for four years, guiding undergraduate students through their volunteer experiences in Cairo, Egypt; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Cape Town, South Africa. At Duke, I also taught undergraduate courses in human rights & borders and race & visual culture at the Franklin Humanities Institute.

I joined the University of Sussex as a Lecturer of the US in International History in September 2013. In 2015, I received the University of Sussex's Award for Outstanding or Innovative Undergraduate Teaching. In 2017, I received a Sussex student-nominated award for Outstanding Support for the Learning Experience of Students.

From August 2017, I serve as the academic director of the University of Sussex American Studies Center's Year Abroad programme. 

I welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students in 20th century black British history, the history of photography, cultural history, transnational US history, human rights, African-American history, the global black freedom struggle, creative approaches to history, and US-Middle East relations.


Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies

Director, American Studies Year Abroad

Community and Business

I have experience in factual and fiction film and television, and I welcome enquiries for historical screenwriting and consultant work in these areas. In 2016-17, I was one of 12 participants in the Serial Eyes programme for European screenwriters at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie in Berlin. 

I have appeared live on BBC television news and on the History Channel and have consulted for a detective drama on ITV. In addition, I previously worked in comedy television for The Colbert Report on US network Comedy Central.