Ever since the publication of Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic almost thirty years ago in 1993, C.L.R. James has been seen as a paradigmatic black Atlantic intellectual, and his work – including his classic history of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins (1938) - has often been interpreted through that frame.

Christian Hogsbjerg
Senior Lecturer
Christian Hogsbjerg is a Senior Lecturer in Critical History and Politics in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Brighton. Before starting this post, Christian taught a wide variety of humanities courses at a number of institutions including UCL’s Institute for the Americas, Leeds Beckett University and in the Department of History at the University of York (where he completed his doctorate in History in 2010 and where from 2013-14 he was a Teaching Fellow in Modern History). Christian works on Black British History, Caribbean history, British imperial history and how race and empire impacted more broadly on British identity, politics, society and culture. He is a member of the committee of the Society for Caribbean Studies.