Allison Blakely, Boston University

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History Professor Emeritus Boston, Massachusetts ablakely@bu.edu

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Professor Blakely came to Boston University in 2001 after teaching for thirty years at Howard University. He is the author of Blacks in the Dutch World: The Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society (Indiana University Press, 1994); Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Though...

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Bio/Research

Professor Blakely came to Boston University in 2001 after teaching for thirty years at Howard University. He is the author of Blacks in the Dutch World: The Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society (Indiana University Press, 1994); Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought (Howard University Press, 1986–winner of an American Book Award in 1988); several articles on Russian populism; and others on various European aspects of the Black Diaspora. His interest in comparative history has centered on comparative populism and on the historical evolution of color prejudice. Among the awards he has received are Woodrow Wilson, Mellon, Fulbright-Hays, and Ford Foundation Fellowships. He is a former President of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (2006-2009) and serves on the editorial board of its journal The American Scholar. In 2010 President Obama appointed him to a six-year term on the National Council on the Humanities.

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