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Seth M. Markle
Associate Professor of History and International Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4290 Office Location: Seabury Hall N-042
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Trinity College faculty member since 2009
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., New York Univ. (2011)
B.A., Tufts Univ. (2000)

Seth Markle joined Trinity's Department of History and International Studies Program in 2009.  He earned his B.A with honors from Tufts University (African Studies & English) in 2000. In 2011, he received his Ph.D. in History from New York University. He is the author of A Motorcycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism, 1964-1974 (Michigan State University Press, 2017). He currently working on two separate multimodal projects about hip hop culture in Tanzania and Hartford.

Markle's courses on Africa and the African Diaspora are taught through an interdisciplinary lens, with emphasis on the critical interrogation of personal memoirs, oral histories, film, fiction, photography and music.  In an effort to challenge the prevailing negative stereotypes and myths still associated with the peoples and cultures of the African continent, Markle seeks to impress upon his students the multi-layered dimensions of African agency and Africa's historical contributions to the making of the modern world. 

Professor Markle also serves as the Director of the International Studies, Coordinator of the International Studies Program's Africa concentration and Interdisciplinary Minor in African Studies, Faculty Advisor to Trinity's International Hip Hop Festival, and Posse Scholar Mentor. 

Professional Website: www.sethmarkle.com

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