Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Anna Arabindan-Kesson is Assistant Professor of African American and Black Diasporic Art at Princeton University. Her work studies long-nineteenth century African American, Carribean, and British art focusing on issues of race, empire, and transatlantic visual culture. Her forthcoming book Black Bodies White Gold: Art, Cotton and Commerce in the Atlantic World (Duke University Press, Spring 2021) examines the connections between transatlantic cotton trade, art, slavery, and colonialism in the nineteenth century and the continued impact of these issues in contemporary art practice. She is the co-recipient of an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for her second book project Beyond Recovery: Reframing the Dialogues of Early African Diasporic Art and Visual Culture 1700-1900. Dr. Arabindan-Kesson has a MPhil and PhD in African American Studies and Art History from Yale University.

Episode 5: Uncertain Waters in Zanzibar

Nov. 24, 2020

In this episode, we learn about Richard Waters who served as the first consul from the United States to Zanzibar.