Daive Dunkley

Daive Dunkley
Associate Professor, Department of Black Studies
321 Gentry Hall

Historian Dr. Daive Dunkley raises questions about historically enslaved and colonized populations. His research focuses on the history and culture of the Caribbean and the wider black Atlantic. Dr. Dunkley has self- and co-authored several books and articles exploring slave resistance, colonialism, decolonization, black radical politics, and black religion. He is an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Religious Studies and Department of History, University of Missouri, Columbia


BLSTU 2000: Introduction to Black Studies

BLSTU 2005: Caribbean History and Culture

BLSTU 2904: Slavery and Freedom

BLSTU 3705: Resistance in the Black Atlantic

BLSTU 4704: Religion and Black Freedom

BLSTU 4904: Historical and Contemporary Slavery

BLSTU 8000: Independent Readings in Black Studies

Select Publications


D.A. Dunkley & Stephanie Shonekan, Black Resistance in the Americas (New York & London: Routledge, 2019)​​

Clinton A. Hutton, Michael A. Barnett, D.A. Dunkley & Jahlani A.H. Niaah​, Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2015)​

D.A. Dunkley, Agency of the Enslaved: Jamaica and the Culture of Freedom in the Atlantic World (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2014)

D.A. Dunkley, Readings in Caribbean History and Culture: Breaking Ground (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2011)

Select Journal Articles:

D. A. Dunkley (2018), "The Politics of Repatriation and the First Rastafari, 1932–1940," Souls, 20:2, 178-197, DOI: 10.1080/10999949.2018.1434377

D.A. Dunkley (2014), “Occupy Pinnacle and the Rastafari’s Struggle for Land in Jamaica,” Jamaica Journal, 35: 1/2, 36-43, DOI: http://dloc.com/UF00090030/00089/1j?search=jamaica+%3djournal

D.A. Dunkley, (2014), “The Rastafari Exhibition and the Future of the Movement,”Jamaica Journal, 35: 1/2, 54-57. DOI: http://dloc.com/UF00090030/00089/1j?search=jamaica+%3djournal

D.A. Dunkley (2013), "The Suppression of Leonard Howell in Late Colonial Jamaica, 1932-1954," New West Indian Guide, 87:1-2, 62-93, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/22134360-12340004

D.A. Dunkley (2012), "Leonard P. Howell's Leadership of the Rastafari Movement and his 'Missing Years'," Caribbean Quarterly, 58:4, 1-24, DOI: 10.1080/00086495.2012.11672454

D. A. Dunkley (2011), "Hegemony in Post-Independence Jamaica," Caribbean Quarterly, 57:2, 1-23, DOI: 10.1080/00086495.2011.11672400