Professor of History and Africana Studies
Social Sciences 125
Ph.D. - University of Missouri-Columbia (2004)
M.A. - University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A. - University of California, Riverside
Fall 2020 Sabbatical
Twentieth-Century U.S. African American; Women; Social; Urban History
“Sapphires Gone Wild: The Politics of Black Women's Respectability in the Age of the
Co-authored with Delia C. Gillis
In Challenging Misrepresentations of Black Womanhood: Media, Literature, and Theory
Eds. Marquita M. Gammage and Anwinisha Alameen-Shavers
Anthem Press, March, 2019.
"When they go low, we go high": African American Women Torchbearers for Democracy and the 2016 Democratic National Convention: Co-authored with Delia C. Gillis
In Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: History Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election
Eds. Christine Kray, Tamar Carroll, and Hinda Mandell
University of Rochester Press (Gender and Race in American History Series), 2018.
"Learning from History: Contemporary Issues in Black and Africana Studies,"
Co-authored with Malik Simba
In Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues
Eds. Venise Berry, Anita Flemming-Rife, and ayo dayo
Peter Lang Publishing Inc. 2015.
"Stories Worth Telling: How Kerry Washington Balances Brains, Beauty, and Power in
In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television
Ed. Laura M. D'Amore
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
- American History from 1877
- Historical Research & Writing
- Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity in the Progressive Era
- American Immigration and Ethnic History
- Gendered Perspectives on American Immigration
- Graduate Reading Seminar: American Immigration and Ethnic History
In the AFRS Program
- Slavery and the American Experience
- African American Women
- The African American Community
- Poverty and Inequality
Work in Progress: “'Solid As A Rock:' Historicizing a Half-Century of Black Love on American Television"