Specialization: Poverty and charity, legal history, family history, Islamic mysticism
Specialization: Environmental Ethics, Religion and Nature, Environmental Humanities, Science and Religion
Specialization: Archaeology (archaeology of Egypt and Nubia [the Sudan], ethnicity, culture contact and imperialism, entanglement, secondary state formation, ideology and legitimization, funerary practice, ceramics and residue analysis)
Specialization: Comparative Race and Ethnicity, US Social and Cultural History (17th-21st centuries), World History, Migrations and Identities
Roberto Strongman is Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego in 2003. Dr. Strongman’s interdisciplinary approach encompasses the fields of Religion, History, and Sexuality in order to further his main area of research and teaching: Comparative Caribbean Cultural Studies. Dr. Strongman’s trans-national and multi-lingual approach to the Caribbean cultural zone is grounded in La Créolité, a movement developed at L’Université des Antilles et de La Guyane in Martinique, where he studied as a dissertation fellow. In addition to his research in Martinique, Dr. Strongman has conducted archival research in Aruba, Colombia and Haiti in connection to his ongoing interest in the literatures of Creole languages. His articles have appeared in Journal of Haitian Studies, Journal of Caribbean Studies, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Callaloo, Kunapipi, Wadabagei, and the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Dr. Strongman is currently preparing his first book, Black Atlantic Transcorporealities, for publication.