Podcast #139 – E. James West

This week we interview E. James West, a historian and lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies and Cultures at England’s University College of London. He also serves as co-director of the Black Press Research Collective based at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. West has authored three books, most recently Our Kind of Historian: The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr., published in July 2022 as a part of the African American Intellectual History series from the University of Massachusetts Press. His research focuses on the Black press in the United States, as well as race, media and social rights issues across the Black diaspora. E. James West was interviewed by fellow biographer and BIO member Sonja Williams.