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Philip Janzen

Office: 494 Grinter Hall
Phone: (352) 273-4763
Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Assistant Professor Philip Janzen is a historian of migration, race, and empire in Africa and the Atlantic world. His current research project, Atlantic Intermediaries: Geography, Race, and Empire between Africa and the Caribbean, is centered on Caribbean people who joined the French and British colonial administrations in Africa. The project explores the profound intellectual impacts of dislocation, racism, and assimilation. Ultimately, the lives and ideas of these Caribbean administrators formed a foundation for the rise of black internationalism during the interwar period.

Janzen received his Ph.D. in African history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. He teaches courses on African and Atlantic world history. His research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.