Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Irma Watkins-Owens Irma Watkins-Owens
Office Location: Lowenstein Building 414D
Phone: (212) 636-6363

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Author of Blood Relations: Caribbean Immigrants and the Harlem Community, 1900-1930 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996). She is currently working on a study of African American women, migration and community in New York City from 1898-1945. A shorter project examines African Caribbean Immigrants in Port Cities of the Nineteenth Century.

A member of the Department of African and African American Studies, Dr. Watkins-Owens teaches courses in African American history, women's history, Atlantic migration, and Being and Becoming Black in the Atlantic World. She will teach a new interdisciplinary seminar, Harlem Century, in the Fall of 2014.

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