Associate Professor (on leave Fall 2016)
Office Address: 113 Kauke
- B.A., North Carolina Central University 1996
- M.A., North Carolina Central University 1998
- Ph.D., Binghamton University 2006
- African Americans and the City
- Intellectual History of Black America
- History of Black America
- Narratives Freedom
- From Protest to Politics
- The Modern Civil Right Movement
- Race, Crime and Punishment
- Hip Hop Revolution
- Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro Movement
- Racial Politics and the State
Honors and Awards
- Anna Julia Cooper/CLR James Award in Africana Studies, Outstanding Book in Africana Studies, National Council for Black Studies
- 2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar "Rethinking Black Freedom Studies from the Jim Crow North to the Jim Crow West," Summer 2015
- Henry Luce Fund for Distinguished Scholarship, 2012-2013
- Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Fall 2007. Grant awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
- "Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era", 1900-1930 (New York University Press, 2015).
- "From Politics to Protest and Politics: Civil Rights and Racial Politics, in the Post-Civil Rights era" Journal of Urban History 40, no. 2 (January 2014).
- "Not Just a World Problem, but a New York Problem: Segregation, Police Brutality, and New Negro Politics in New York City,” in eds. Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, Escape from New York! ‘The Harlem Renaissance’ Reconsidered (University of Minnesota Press, 2013).
- Ready to Shoot and Do Shoot”: Black Working-Class Self-Defense and Community Politics in Harlem, New York during the 1920s" Journal of Urban History 37: no. 5 (September 2011), 757-74.
Works In Progress
- Review, Eric Porter, The Problem of the Future World: W.E. B. Du Bois and the Race Concept at Midcentury. Durham and London; Duke University Press, 2010. The Historian (forthcoming).