Monique A. Bedasse

Assistant Professor of History

Joined Connecticut College: 2010

On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year

B.A., Florida International University
M.P.S., Cornell University
Ph.D., University of Miami



African political, social and intellectual history

Modern Africa from a transnational perspective

Modern Caribbean history

The African diaspora

Monique Bedasse teaches Introduction to African History; Africa in the Americas; Early Africa to 1800; Rastafari, Reggae and Resistance; and East Africa Since 1945. Her current research interests include the Rastafarian movement, modern Tanzania and black internationalism.

Her book, "To Set-Up Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Repatriation and Revolutionary Tanzania, 1961-1992," is forthcoming and will be published by the University of North Carolina Press.

Professor Bedasse belongs to the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS), Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), African Studies Association (ASA), Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), the American Historical Association and The Association for the Worldwide Study of the African Diaspora (ASWAD).

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Monique A. Bedasse
Connecticut College
Box #5357
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


311 Winthrop Hall