Future Research


“Blackshirts, Black Skins: Political Messianism in Fascist Italy and Colonial Jamaica during the ‘Ethiopian Crisis,’ 1935-1941”

The purpose of this study is to explore the hybrid political, cultural, and socio-economic contexts behind the emergence of both Fascism in Italy and Rastafarianism in colonial Jamaica, and the border-crossing networks of exchange through which they developed, expanded, and, in the case of the Ras Tafarites, interacted.