Daive Dunkley
Professor and Chair of Black Studies, Director of Peace Studies
311 Gentry Hall
  • Resistance in the African Diaspora
  • Colonialism and Decolonization
  • Black Christianity
  • African Diaspora Women's History
  • Rastafari History and Politics

BLSTU 1000: Introduction to Black Studies

BLSTU 2005: Caribbean History and Culture

BLSTU 2904: Slavery and Freedom

BLSTU 3022: Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Modern Caribbean

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


Women and Resistance in the Early Rastafari Movement (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2021). Winner of the Barbara T. Christian Literary Award 2022

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

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

Agency of the Enslaved: Jamaica and the Culture of Freedom in the Atlantic World (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Roman and Littlefield, 2012).

Readings in Caribbean History and Culture: Breaking Ground (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Roman and Littlefield, 2011).


Select Articles

“Black Radicalism in the Episcopal Church: Absalom Jones and Slave Resistance, 1746-1818,” Anglican and Episcopal History 91, no. 3 (2022): 263-90.

“The Politics of Repatriation and the First Rastafari, 1932-1940,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 20, no. 2 (2018): 178-97.

“Occupy Pinnacle and the Rastafari’s Struggle for Land in Jamaica,” Jamaica Journal 35, nos. 1-2 (2014): 36-43.

“The Rastafari Exhibition and the Future of the Movement,” Jamaica Journal 35, nos. 1-2 (2014): 54-57.

“The Suppression of Leonard Howell in Late Colonial Jamaica, 1932-1954,” New West Indian Guide 87, nos. 1-2 (2013): 62-93.

“Leonard P. Howell’s Leadership of the Rastafari Movement and His ‘Missing Years’,” Caribbean Quarterly 58, no. 4 (2012): 1-24.

“Hegemony in Post-Independence Jamaica,” Caribbean Quarterly 57, no. 2 (2011): 1-21.