Ph.D., New York Univ.
B.A., Tufts Univ.
Seth Markle joined Trinity's Department of History and International Studies Program in 2009. He earned his B.A with honors from Tufts University (African Studies & English) in 2000. In 2011, he received his Ph.D. in History from New York University. Markle is the author of A Motorcycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism, 1964-1974 (Michigan State University Press, 2017). He currently is working on a series of research projects that analyze the transnational histories of hip hop music and culture in Africa and the United States.
Markle's courses on Africa and the African Diaspora are taught through an interdisciplinary lens, emphasizing critical interrogations of personal memoirs, oral histories, film, fiction, photography and music. In an effort to challenge the prevailing negative stereotypes and myths still associated with the peoples and cultures of the African continent, Markle seeks to impress upon his students the multi-layered dimensions of African agency and Africa's historical contributions to the making of the modern world.
Professor Markle is also the Director of the International Studies, Co-Director of the Faculty Advisory Council for Global Learning, a member of the Faculty Advisory Board in Human Rights Studies, and the Faculty Advisor to Trinity's annual International Hip Hop Festival.