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Dr. William Alexander

Dr. William Alexander
Professor of History
Office: Brown 211.07
Phone: (757) 823-8843

Expertise: Modern European history, Atlantic history, African Diaspora, world history, contemporary world issues
Interests: European history, ideas, and culture; comparative slavery systems, global black cultures, the role of Haiti in establishing modern black identity, world history and its impact on our present age.
Courses: Modern European History, History of the African Diaspora, World History, Contemporary World Issues

Bio: A professor of history at Norfolk State University, William Alexander graduated from Fisk University and earned his doctorate at Stanford University.  A Europeanist by training, he has made presentations and written on European history, the African Diaspora, and specifically on the francophone black Atlantic from the Enlightenment to the present.  He co-edited Voices from within the Veil: African Americans and the Experience of Democracy (2008).  His present project is on Haitian writers’ contributions to modern black consciousness and identity and facets of the Pan-African movement.  Additionally, he has been one of the organizers of the NSU 1619-2019 programs commemorating the arrival of Africans to Virginia and other formative elements of Virginia history.

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