Associate Professor

of American History and the College


Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture


On Research Leave, 2018–19

PhD 1998 Yale University


Mailing Address

The University of Chicago
Department of History
1126 E. 59th Street, Mailbox 102
Chicago, IL 60637

Social Science Research Building, room 204A – Office
(773) 702-3282 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax


Field Specialties

Modern US history; African American history; urban history; comparative racial politics; cultural economy


Publications

Selling the Race: Culture and Community in Black Chicago, 1940–1955. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Coeditor Charles Payne. Time Longer than Rope: Studies in African American Activism, 1850–1950. New York: New York University Press, 2003.


News

Participates in Q&A with The University of Chicago Magazine