US 1900–Present, 2009

Research Interests

African American history; twentieth-century US history; black religious history; African diaspora; music and culture; mass incarceration; black Chicago; urban history; race and ethnicity; messianism and apocalypticism


Faith without Hope: Black Protestants, Chicago, and the Critique of Progress, 1914–1968


—Collaborates in public history activities related to a major art exhibit, The Time Is Now!"
—Participates in "Pedagogy on the Inside" conference, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
—Historians Garner Teaching Prizes
—Named a 2012–13 Doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago Urban Network