Seth Markle is an Associate Professor of History and International Studies at Trinity College whose work focuses on the histories of cultural and political exchange between Africa and the African Diaspora. After graduating from Tufts University (B.A., Africana Studies/English) in 2000, he continued working as a youth organizer in Boston before studying at New York University (Ph.D., History). Since 2003, he has worked in various hip hop communities, including Dar es Salaam and Arusha (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya) and Hartford, CT (USA) via research, journalism, radio broadcasting, arts education programming, youth development, event planning and photograph and video documentation. Seth's A Motorcycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism, 1964-1974 is slated for publication in early 2017 (Michigan State University Press). He is also editing an oral history of hip hop in Tanzania and working on creating a Hartford Hip Hop Archive in collaboration with the Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library. His journalistic work on music and politics has been featured in Pop'Africana Magazine,,,, Pambazuka News, and


~ Civil Rights movement

~ Black Power movement

~ Modern Africa

~ Decolonization 

~ Nationalism/Pan-Africanism

~ Diaspora theory

~ Hip Hop


~ African Nationalism & Decolonization

~ Global Hip Hop Cultures

~ Introduction to African History

~ Introduction to Hip Hop

~ Black Internationalism

~ Resource Wars & Human Rights in Africa

~ Introduction to African Film

~ Hip Hop and College Radio


~ Trinity International Hip Hop Festival

~ Afrika@Work Radio Show 

~ AfriRoots Adventures, Inc

~ Project South

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