Graduate Student Bios

Joe Kaplan is a second year doctoral student in African American History. Joe received his B.A. in History at the University of Puget Sound. His undergraduate thesis examined the exile of Black Panther, Assata Shakur and her articulation of a transnational identity through the figure of the maroon. Joe is interested in the history of the Black Power era in a global context, African American women's movement beyond U.S. borders, and the carceral state.