Quito Swan


Hailing from Bermuda, Quito Swan is Professor of African American and Africa Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. An award-winning historian of Black internationalism, Black Power, and the Black Pacific, Swan’s books include Black Power in Bermuda (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Pasifika Black: Oceania, Anticolonialism, and the African World (NYU Press, 2022). His Pauulu's Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice (University Press of Florida, 2020), was awarded the African American Intellectual History Association's 2021 Pauli Murray Book Prize and a National Endowment for the Humanities 2021 Fellowship Book Award Prize. His next book project, Born As A Sufferah explores Black internationalism at the long turn of the twenty first century through the insurgent soundscapes of Reggae and Dancehall. Swan's research has garnered several prestigious awards and grants, including fellowships from, Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute, the American Council of Learned Societies, Australia's University of Queensland, and Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology.