Melvin Barnes Jr.

Graduate Student

Melvin Barnes Jr. is a doctoral student specializing in East Asian history. His minor fields are African American history and Chinese Film and Literature. Melvin’s current research interests include Chinese foreign policy as well as Chinese interaction with Africa and the African Diaspora. 

Mandarin Chinese (Advanced Knowledge)
Literary Chinese (Basic Knowledge)
Areas of Expertise
  • East Asian History
  • African American History
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Nation
  • B.A. in History & Asian Studies, University of Toledo, 2009
  • M.A. in History, University of Toledo, 2013