Risa Faussette

Department of History
and Political Science

Moran Hall 13
College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany New York 12203
E-mail: faussetr@mail.strose.edu

Risa Faussette received her B. A. and M. A. from the State University of New York at Albany and she recently completed her Ph. D. in American History at Binghamton University. She specializes in African American history, the formation of the black diaspora in the Americas, the impact of the Atlantic slave trade, and race relations in the United States. Since her arrival at the College of Saint Rose in 1999, Professor Faussette has taught courses on African American history, the Civil Rights movement, African and Caribbean Colonialism, American Frontiers, the Atlantic World, the Black Working Class, and the Atlantic Slave Trade. The thematic focus of the curriculum is placed on the evolution of racial ideologies, the individual and collective exploitation of unfree, nonwaged, and waged African labor, the relationship between racial exploitation and capital accumulation, the political activism of the dispossessed, and the gendered nature of the African-American experience. She is a member of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History and the Organization of American Historians. Her research is on the radical political culture of southern black and Afro-Caribbean dockworkers in New York City during the Progressive Era.


His 100: Introduction to History and Political Science

His 261: African American History until 1877

His 262: African American History since 1877

His 263: American Frontiers

His 266: The Civil Rights Movement

His 280: Black Abolitionists

His 367: The Black Atlantic

His 366: African American Women's History

His 364: African and Caribbean Colonialism

His 498: The Black Working Class

His 563: The Atlantic Slave Trade

His 565: The Problem of Freedom in Post-emancipation Societies

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