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Martin L. Boston

Martin L. Boston is The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at DePaul. He holds a doctorate in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), and has taught at UC San Diego and Washington State University before coming to DePaul.

Dr. Boston's research and teaching interests are in South Africa, exile, cultural producers and production, pan-Africanism, Black internationalism, and comparative racial politics and history. He is particularly interested in South Africa's exile period (1960-1994), US-South African comparative history, apartheid and segregation, and Black South African and Black American cultural producers.

His research has received awards from a number of University of California affiliated academic sources including the prestigious University of California Office of the President (UCOP) 2017-2018 Dissertation Year Fellowship, the International Institute, the Institute of Arts and Humanities, and the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California. Dr. Boston is currently working on a book manuscript titled, “Be(Long)ing: South African Cultural Producers and the Development of a Pan-African Exilic Consciousness During an Era of Exile."