Kate Burlingham is an Associate Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton where she teaches classes related to US foreign relations and global history.  She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Rutgers University. She is currently working on her manuscript about the export and long-term ramifications of nineteenth century American “Negro Education.”  She has also begun a new project related to her interests in Africa about basketball on the continent in the late twentieth century. She was an Africanist Doctoral fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has received numerous other grants in support of her research and writing from foundations and organizations in the United States and Portugal.