Imaobong Umoren

Imaobong Umoren

Research Interest


Dr Imaobong Umoren studied a BA in History and MA in World History and Cultures at King’s College London before moving to the University of Oxford where she gained her DPhil and spent a year serving as a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. She subsequently took up a Career Development Fellowship jointly held with Pembroke College and the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities research programme Women in the Humanities.

Dr Umoren's research interests include the intersecting history of race, gender, migration, and religion in the nineteenth and twentieth century Caribbean, US and global African diaspora.

Her research has been supported by numerous bodies including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Library of Congress, and the British Academy.

Other titlesUndergraduate Programme Admissions Advisor


Dr Imaobong Umoren teaches the following courses:

At undergraduate level:

HY113: From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century(taught jointly with other faculty members)

HY241: What is History? Methods and Debates

At postgraduate level:

HY477: Race, Gender and Reproduction in the Caribbean 1860-1960


  • Race Women Internationalists: Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles (2018)
  • ‘“We Americans are not just American citizens any longer”: Eslanda Robeson, World Citizenship, and the New World Review in the 1950s’, Journal of Women’s History (forthcoming)
  • ‘Anna Julia Cooper’s A Voice from the South (1892): Black Feminism and Human Rights’ in D. Davies, E. Lombard, and B. Mountford, (eds.), Fighting Words: Fourteen Books That Shaped the Postcolonial World (Oxford: Peter Lang forthcoming)