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Darrell Kefentse

Darrell KefentseContact Information

University of Tennessee
1201 McClung Tower & Plaza
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490

Office:  (865) 974-5052
Email: dkefents@utk.edu

Current Research

Dr. Kefentse specializes in global and regional studies.  His teaching and research fields include Transatlantic History, African American Studies, Ethiopia, World History, and European History. His research incorporates the dynamic relationship between Anglo-Saxon Europeans, Africans, and those of the African diaspora.  By tracing the founding of the North American colonies and the consequences of colonization, transatlantic migration, and the transatlantic slave trade, his research seeks to reveal the foundational element that created the need for African Americans to conceptualize Ethiopia as a significant point of reference in their struggles.  

Dr. Kefentse received his B.A. in History from Morehouse College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Georgia State University.


Africana Studies Program
College of Arts & Sciences


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