• Kim Butler
  • Kim Butler
  • Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies
  • Degree: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Specialty: Brazil and the African Diaspora
  • Office: 112 Beck Hall
  • Phone: 848-445-3311
  • Research Interests: African diaspora history; Brazil; race and politics of identity




Selected Articles and Book Chapters

  • AHR Conversation: Black Internationalism,” American Historical Review 125:5 (December 2020), 1699-1739.
  • Carnival, Culture and Black Citizenship in Post-Abolition Bahia,” in Scott Ickes and Berndt Reiter, eds. The Making of Brazil’s Black Mecca. MSU Press 2018, 37-50.
  • Masquerading Africa in the Carnival of Salvador Bahia, Brazil, 1895-1905,” African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 10:2 (2017), 203-227.
  • “Interrogating Diasporas in Dialogue: The Jewish Diaspora’s Relationship to African Diaspora Scholarship” in Nergis Canefe, ed., The Jewish Diaspora as a Paradigm: Politics, Religion and Belonging (Istanbul: Libra Kitap, 2014), 103-130.
  • “‘New Negroes:’ Negritude e Movimentos Pos-Aboliçāo no Brasil e na Diáspora Africana,” in Martha Abreu, Hebe Castro and Karl Monsma, eds., Histórias do Pós-Abolição no Mundo Atlântico, vol. 3 “Cultura, Relaçōes Raciais e Cidadania.” Niterói: Editora da Universidade Federal Fluminense, 2013, 137-148.
  • “Slavery in the Age of Emancipation: Victims and Rebels in Brazil’s Late Nineteenth Century Domestic Trade,” Journal of Black Studies 42:6 (September 2011), 968-992.
  • “Clio and the Griot: The African Diaspora in the Discipline of History,” in Tejumola Olaniyan and James Sweet, eds., The African Diaspora and the Disciplines (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010), 21-52.
  • “Defining Diaspora, Refining a Discourse,” Diaspora 10:2 (2001), 189-219.
  • “Africa in the Reinvention of Nineteenth Century Afro-Bahian Identity,” Slavery and Abolition 22:1 (April 2001), 135-154.
  • “From Black History to Diasporan History: Brazilian Abolition in Afro-Atlantic Context,” African Studies Review 43:1 (April 2000), 125-39.
  • “Abolition and the Politics of Identity in the Afro-Atlantic Diaspora: Towards a Comparative Approach,” in Darlene Clark Hine, ed., Crossing Boundaries: A Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999), 121-133.
  • "Jinga Baiana: The Politics of Race, Class, and Power in Salvador, Bahia," in Hendrik Kraay, ed., Afro-Brazilian Culture and Politics: Bahia, 1790s-1990s. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe Press, 1998, 158-175.