Nikhil Pal Singh is Family Professor of History at the University of Washington.
Professor Singh writes in the areas of African American history, American history, and transnationalism. His publications in these areas are numerous. They include books such as the groundbreaking Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy, which explores the African American Civil Rights Movement within an international context. His presentation, titled “An Exceptional Empire: Race and War in US Globalism,” explored “the reciprocal relationships between race, racism and war making in US political culture since WWII, with an emphasis upon the period since 9/11.” In particular, his presentation aimed to “unravel the paradox by which US wars are simultaneously legitimated in anti-racist terms and productive of new logics of racial abjection.”