Briana Royster

Briana Royster

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, History, New York University
  • MA, Women’s Studies, The University of Alabama
  • MA, History, The University of Alabama
  • BA, History, The University of Alabama


Briana Royster is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Race Studies. She received her PhD in History from New York University with concentrations in African Diaspora history and Latin American and Caribbean history. Her research interests center the histories of Black women primarily in the United States and the Caribbean during the first half of the twentieth century, with a focus on gender, empire, identity formation, Black internationalism, and religion. She is currently working on her book manuscript, Of Our Stock and Blood: Black Missionaries, the Guianas, and Global Racial Progress, 1898-1945.