Matthew Alexander Randolph

BA, History & Spanish, Amherst College '16

Matt Randolph is a History PhD candidate at Stanford University in the Transnational, Global, and International (TIG) field with a focus on the intellectual, political, and cultural history of the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. His dissertation explores the history of the United States and the Caribbean in the nineteenth century through the migrations, encounters, and exchanges that connected African American, Haitian, and Dominican intellectuals, diplomats, and everyday people.

At Stanford, Matt has served as a graduate coordinator for the Black Studies Collective and as a graduate fellow for the Program in African & African American Studies. He has also founded and led two reading groups at Stanford: one for Caribbean Studies and another for the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party.

Outside of academia, Matt has engaged in public history projects in the Bay Area and beyond, including volunteer work for the African American Museum and Library at Oakland, the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, and his alma mater, Amherst College in Massachusetts.