Kyle T. Mays

Fulbright-Scotland Distinguished Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (All Disciplines)

Kyle T. Mays (he/him) is an Afro-Indigenous (Saginaw Chippewa) scholar of Afro-Indigenous studies, urban history, and contemporary popular culture. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of three books, including: City of Dispossessions: Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, and the Creation of Modern Detroit (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022); An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2021), and Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America (Suny Press, 2018). He is also the co-author of a forthcoming book, Rethinking the Red Power Movement (Routledge, 2023).