A new book by Chandra Bhimull, associate professor of anthropology and African-American studies, has been released by New York University Press. Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora, “examines the role that race played in the inception of the airline industry,” the Press says. “Bhimull offers a unique analysis of early airline travel, illuminating the links among empire, aviation, and diaspora, and in doing so provides insights into how racially oppressed people experienced air travel.” Bhimull is also co-editor of Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Disciplines.