About this Journal
The Trotter Review is an annual journal that addresses current Black studies, race, and race relations in the United States and abroad. Published by the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Review has a special focus on Boston and Massachusetts, but its content extends beyond the city and state.
The Trotter Review is a novel academic journal in combining contributions from scholars and journalists, in keeping with the intellectual legacy of its namesake, the Harvard-educated editor whose Guardian newspaper in the early 20th century was a fierce advocate for the advancement of Black people.
While maintaining the standards of scholarly research, the Review strives to publish articles that are accessible to the broader public beyond colleges and universities. The journal seeks to combine the intellectual depth of academia with the immediacy of the best journalism. The print edition is ISSN 1070-695X.