Mario Nisbett completed a B.A. in Social Sciences at the University of the Virgin Islands, M.A. in African Diaspora History at Morgan State University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and is a Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has also taught at Community College of Baltimore County, Clark University, Susquehanna University, and Florida International University in the United States as well as worked with universities in Jamaica and Kenya. He researches, teaches, and writes in the areas of African/African diaspora histories, diaspora theory, Pan-Africanism, and slavery & resistance. His research interest also includes interdisciplinarity, critical epistemology, sovereignty, Maroon studies, post/development, Africana political thought, coloniality. He has few publications including a piece titled “African Diasporic Traditional Symbols and Claims” in Symbolism. His most recent book publication is The Workings of Diaspora: Jamaican Maroons and the Claims to Sovereignty from Lexington Books.