Research Expertise and Interest
public history, African diaspora in Europe, British imperialism
Stephen Small, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley (1989); his MSc in Social Science from the University of Bristol, England (1983); and his BA (hons) in Economics and Sociology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England (1979). He teaches courses in the comparative historical sociology of Africans throughout the diaspora, with particular focus on the United States, the Caribbean and England. He also teaches qualitative methods. His current research priorities are on the political economy of Black Europe; and British imperialism and it's legacies, with special reference to Liverpool. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam in 2010-2015. He taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1988-1992) and in England at the University of Warwick and the University of Leicester.