Dr. Quito Swan

Dr. Quito Swan is the Director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He is also a Professor of Africana Studies at UMass Boston and a historian of Black internationalism, Black Power, and the Black Pacific. Swan is the author of Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice (University Press of Florida, 2020) and Black Power in Bermuda (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). His work has also appeared in journals such as the Radical History Review, the Journal of Civil and Human Rights, Wadabegei, North Star and Black Perspectives. He also co-edits the University of Illinois’s book series on Black internationalism with historian Keisha Blain. Swan’s research has garnered several U.S. national awards and grants, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute, the American Council of Learned Societies, the University of Texas-Austin, Indiana University, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Australia’s University of Queensland. His current manuscripts are Pacifica Black: Black Internationalism in Oceania (NYU Press, 2021) and
Black El Dorado: Bermuda and the Radical World (University of Illinois Press, 2022). He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Pennsylvania State’s Humanities Institute.