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Dr James West

Research Fellow

Department: Humanities

James joined Northumbria in 2018, having previously taught at Elon University in North Carolina, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the history of black Chicago specifically, and on black print culture and black business history in the United States and the diaspora more broadly. For more information and a full C.V. go to

Key Publications

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  • A House For The Struggle: The Black Press and the Built Environment in Chicago, West, E. 2021
  • Hunt the Wizard! Race, Immigration, and British Tabloid Coverage of David Duke’s 1978 Tour, West, E. 4 Mar 2021, In: Contemporary British History
  • Our Kind of History: The Life, Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr., West, E. 2021
  • The Caribbeanization of Black Politics: Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America, West, J. 29 Mar 2021, In: Immigrants & Minorities
  • Class, Culture, and Coming of Age in Alice Browning's ‘Chicago Girl’, West, E. 9 Nov 2020, In: African American Review
  • Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America, West, E. 2020
  • His Light Still Shines: Corporate Advertisers and the Martin Luther King, Jr., West, E. 9 Nov 2020, In: Advertising & Society Quarterly
  • Ben Burns and the Boundaries of Black Print in Chicago, 1942–1954, West, J. 1 Aug 2019, In: Journal of American Studies
  • Get Out! (of the White House): Horror Parody and Social Commentary in the Age of Trump, West, E. 25 Jun 2019, Make America Hate Again, London, Routledge
  • Roil Britannia! Al Sharpton, the British Press, and the 1991 Murder of Rolan Adams, West, E. 2 Sep 2019, In: Immigrants & Minorities

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