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Tsekani Browne

Tsekani Browne- Bio, 2023

Raised in San Diego, (Errol) Tsekani Browne has taught Ethnic/Gender Studies and history courses for nearly two decades at schools in California, Pennsylvania and Maryland. He earned his BA and MA in African-American Studies from UCLA, along with a PhD in History (African-American, United States, Gender fields) from UCLA as well. His research focuses on social constructions of race/gender, the intersections of feminism/nationalism, and racial/gender violence. Tsekani began teaching in UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department in 2021. His current book manuscript--an intellectual history of Anna Julia Cooper—reads Cooper’s life and work, paying particular attention to the ways Black women intellectuals deployed constructions of race, gender and nation, and constructed intellectual community in relation to feminism, progressivism, pan Africanism, civil rights and Black nationalism. He is also interested in further researching shifting notions of Black masculinity. Tsekani has presented dozens of papers in the United States and Europe, including at the annual meetings of the American Historical Association (AHA), Organization of American Historians (OAH), Southern Historical Association, Association for the Study of the Worldwide Diaspora (ASWAD) and the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH), among others. Besides teaching, Tsekani hopes to become more involved in the institutionalization of ethnic studies, bridging gaps between “campus” and “community,” and social justice efforts locally.


Review Essays:
“Kwame Anthony Appiah, Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois & the Emergence of
Identity.” Journal of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era, Vol. 14, Issue 01, Jan. 2015
pp. 107-9

“Serving the Nation’s Racism: Eric S. Yellin’s Racism in the Nation’s Service:
Government Workers & the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson’s America.” Journal
of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era, Vol. 13, Issue 4, Oct. 2014, pp. 622-625