Barbara P. Josiah

Barbara P. Josiah

Associate Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8828
Room number: 
8.65.08

Education

 1998 PhD  Howard University
 1992 MA  Howard University
 1990 BA  John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Bio

Dr. Josiah is an Associate Professor of History and specializes in the history of the African Diaspora. She teaches the History of World Civilization. Dr. Josiah was educated at John Jay College and graduated in 1990 with a BA in government. She earned a master’s degree in United States history in 1992 and a PhD in Latin American and Caribbean history in 1998 from Howard University, Washington, DC. Professor Josiah has presented papers to local, national, and international audiences on topics ranging from Africans, African Americans, Afro-Latinos, and Caribbeans in the Union Navy during the United States Civil War  to organizing and contribution of Howard University graduates in the African Diaspora. Her specific areas of research include African cultural retentions in transatlantic communities focusing on financial accumulations as well as global migration related to gold, diamond, and bauxite mining.

Expertise

African cultural retentions in transatlantic communities focusing on financial accumulations; and global migration related to gold, diamond, and bauxite mining.