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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2838 History and Geography LAN 200H , Box 164


Marc Goulding earned his PhD at New York University in 2012 with a major concentration in the history of the African Diaspora and a minor concentration in US history. His research focuses primarily on pan-African movements, black radicalism and anti-imperialism in the early twentieth century.

Goulding’s dissertation, “Vanguards of the New Africa: Black Radical Networks and Anti-Imperialism in the 1930s,” examines anticolonial and pan-African activism in Europe and West Africa during the decade prior to the Second World War. 

Before coming to the University of Central Oklahoma in 2013, Goulding spent four years as a visiting instructor at The College of Wooster, in Ohio. 

At UCO, Goulding teaches courses on African Diaspora, imperial/decolonization, and US history, as well as classes on topics such as black power movements and theories of nationalism. Future courses in preparation include African History, 1884-1994, and Black Intellectual History. In the past, he has served as the History Undergraduate Advisor, Core Curriculum Coordinator, and Director of Graduate Studies. Currently, Goulding serves as Assistant Chair of the Department of History and Geography, and Director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Minor. He is also a member of the Editorial Collective of the Radical History Review, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Classes Taught

HIST 1003 History of Globalization

HIST 1333 African Americas

HIST 1493 US History since 1877

HIST 2000 Civil Rights Movement

HIST 3113 Historical Research

HIST 4253/5253 Black Power

HIST 4753/5753 Atlantic Slavery

HIST 4910/5910 Third World Rising

HIST 4910/5910 Black Europe

HIST 5013 Historiography

HIST 5043 Nationalism and Modernity

Education and Certifications

2012     Ph.D., New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science

             Department of History

             Primary Field: African Diaspora

             Secondary Field: US History from 1877

1999     BA, New York University College of Arts and Science

             Department of History

             Magna cum laude with honors in History

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

“Colonial Mutiny and the Radical Black Atlantic: Sierra Leone, 1939”

Black and African Diaspora: An International Journal 8, no. 2 (2015): 171-177.

Professional and Community Involvement


American Association of University Professors

American Historical Association

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

Global Studies Association

Phi Alpha Theta, Nu-Lambda Chapter

Phi Beta Kappa

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