Vincent Brown
Photo/Lolita Parker Jr.

Vincent Brown, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, is a multi-media historian with a keen interest in the political implications of cultural practice.  He teaches courses in Atlantic history, African diaspora studies, and the history of slavery. Brown is the author of The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2008) and producer of an audiovisual documentary about the anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens.

Selected Publications

Vincent Brown

Position: Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies

Field: United States

Specialty: Atlantic Slavery; Caribbean History to 1838; Early American History; American Revolutions in Atlantic Perspective; Diaspora Studies; Racial Politics; Death and Memorial in World History; History and the Audiovisual Media

Fall 2013:
- History 1412: African Diaspora in the Americas
- History 1912: History Design Studio: Conference Course

Contact Info

Center for Government and International Studies-South Building

Room S430

1730 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02138



Office Hours: Tuesdays 2-4