The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Robert Trent Vinson

Director & Chair, Professor of African American and African Studies

101 Minor Hall

Robert Trent Vinson received his Ph.D. in African History from Howard University. He is the author of  acclaimed The Americans are Coming!: The Dream of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa (Ohio University Press, 2012) and Albert Luthuli: Mandela before Mandela (Ohio University Press, 2018).  Vinson is also the co-author of two additional books-in-progress, Shaka's Progeny: Zulu Cultures and the Making of the Modern Atlantic World (with Benedict Carton) and Crossing the Water: African Americans and South Africa, 1890-1965, a documentary history co-edited with Robert Edgar and David Anthony (forthcoming, Ohio University Press).  Vinson is the current president of The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)