Kennetta Hammond Perry

Perry, Kennetta

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Michigan State University 
Office: Brewster A308
Phone: 252-328-6094
Fax: 252-328-6774
Email: perryk@ecu.edu


Kennetta Hammond Perry specializes in Atlantic World history with a particular emphasis on transnational race politics, empire, migration and movements for citizenship among people of African descent in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. Dr. Perry teaches courses in the department of History and the program in African &African American Studies. She has published in the Journal of British Studies, Atlantic Studies and Twentieth Century British History and has completed a book, London Is The Place For Me:Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race (Oxford University Press, 2015). Her book examines how a largely Afro-Caribbean population of Black Britons advocated for citizenship rights and transformed the political landscape in Britain in the decades following World War II.

Dr. Perry earned B.A. degrees in History and Political Science at North Carolina Central University and a doctoral degree in Comparative Black History from Michigan State University. Before arriving at East Carolina, she completed a predoctoral research fellowship at the University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson Institute for African &African American Studies and served as a Provost's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of History at Duke University. Additionally, she has received research support from the American Council of Learned Societies and she has served as a visiting faculty fellow at the Institute of Arts &Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Selected Publications:

London Is The Place For Me:Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race (New York:Oxford University Press, 2015) 

"'U.S. Negroes, Your Fight Is Our Fight!:Black Britons and the 1963 March on Washington" in Robin D.G. Kelley and Stephen Tuck, eds.The Other Special Relationship:Race, Rights and Riots in Britain and the United States (London:Palgrave, 2015). 

"Black Britain and the Politics of Race in the Twentieth Century" History Compass 12, 8 (August, 2014):651-663. 

"Little Rock" in Britain: Jim Crow's Transatlantic Topographies, Journal of British Studies 51, 1 (January, 2012): 155-177. 

Review of From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain by Susan D. Pennybacker, Atlantic Studies 8, 1 (March, 2011): 129-131. 

Review of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones, by Carol Boyce-Davies Journal of Twentieth Century British History 20 (2009): 277-279.

Courses Offered:

HIST 1031: World Civilizations since 1500
HIST 3005: Black Europe: Europe & the African Diaspora
HIST 5122: U.S. Social and Cultural History since 1865
HIST 6930: Seminar in Atlantic World History
AAAS 1000: Introduction to African & African American Studies