Professor Fleming works on the history of Africa and the African Diaspora. His research focuses on black South African popular cultures (mainly music, sport, literature and theatre) during the twentieth century. Dr. Fleming has published in various academic journals, including History in Africa and The International Journal of History of Sport. He is also the co-editor of Music, Performance and African Identities (New York: Routledge, 2011). He is currently revising his dissertation concerning the South African jazz musical, King Kong, into a monograph.