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Irma Watkins-Owens Irma Watkins-Owens
Associate Professor of History, Director of African American Studies at Lincoln Center
Office Location: Lowenstein Building 414D
Phone: (212) 636-6363
Email: watkinsowens@fordham.edu

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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. She serves on the Executive Board of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society as a member of the Program Committee.

A member of the Department of African and African American Studies, Dr. Watkins-Owens serves as the department's Chair and teaches courses in American Pluralism, African American history, and on African American women and migration.

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