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Irma Watkins-Owens

Irma Watkins-Owens

Associate Professor Emeritus of History
Office: Lincoln Center 414D


1988 - PhD, Michigan

Research Interests

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.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

AALP-1100 - African American History I

AALP-2100 - African American History II

AALP-3030 - African American Women

AALV-4650 - Social Welfare and Society

AFAM-3037 - Being and Becoming Black

AFAM-3630 - Harlem Century

Graduate Courses:

HSGA-5953 - African American Women's History

HSGA-5954 - Black Migration in the Atlantic World