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. His current research project examines how postcolonial national state formation in Tanzania (East Africa) shaped the transnational practices and diaspora identities of Black radicals from the United States during the 1960s and 1970s.
Seth Markle's courses on Africa 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 faculty sponsor for Trinity-in-Cape Town program, a faculty affiliate to Trinity-in-Trinidad program, and Coordinator of the International Studies Program's Africa concentration and the Interdisciplinary Minor in African Studies Minor. He is also the faculty advisor to Trinity's annual International Hip Hip Festival.