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James Fisher

Ohio University - Student

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Interests: Black studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, History

James J. Fisher is a PhD Candidate at Ohio University studying Senegambian politics, music, and cultural governance. He holds an MA from OU in History and a BA in Black World Studies and History from Miami University. His research deals primarily with popular culture, particularly hip-hop music, and intellectual history in the Black Atlantic. He has previously written on the intellectual thought of African leaders, such as Léopold Senghor and Thomas Sankara, as well as on the work of Martiniquais revolutionary, Frantz Fanon.