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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
of Teaching and Research Interests
The areas described
below reflect my broadly defined research and teaching interests
in the field of African American history. I am prepared
to work with students admitted into the History Graduate Program
who share those interests. However these areas are not
exclusive. With four specialists in African American history
and faculty in allied fields including Asian American, Native
American, Latino/Latina, early America, 19th Century,
20th Century, U.S. West, gender, urban, and social
and cultural history, there are numerous opportunities for graduate
students to craft research agendas that connect centuries, continents,
regions, peoples and ideas in African American history.
content of the filed of African American history including the
required courses, and the coursework completed under my supervision,
will be determined in consultation with individual graduate
students. You will se listed below a description of my
primary research interests along with a brief list of the names
of other department historians and their areas of related specialization.
American Urban History
analysis of the history of African Americans in U.S. cities
from the 18th through 20th Centuries.
The role of race, class, region and gender will be examined.
Particular attention is paid to the 20th Century
rural to urban migration in the development of a national African
American political and civic identity and to the role of post-1970
gentrification and suburbanization in reshaping black urban
See Camp (19th
Century U.S., African American), Dubrow (Urban), Glenn (U.S.
Social), Gregory, (U.S. Social), Johnson (Early America), McKenzie
(19th Century U.S.), Rorabaugh (19th and
20th Century U.S.), Singh (African American), Walter
Americans in the American West
comprises a broad overview of the social, political and cultural
history of the population of African descent in the area presently
bounded by North Dakota south to Texas and west to the Pacific
Ocean including Alaska and Hawaii between the 17th
and 20th Centuries. The field particularly
explores 19th and 20th Century African
American urban history in the region and the interactions between
African Americans and Asian Americans, Latinos and Native Americans.
Faculty and Fields:
See Camp (19th
Century U.S.), Gamboa (Latino/Latina) Findlay (U.S. Western),
Harmon (Native American) Jung (Asian American), Nash (U.S.
Western), Rorabaugh (19th and 20th Century
U.S.), Rafael (Asian American), Singh (African American), Walter
other African Americanists at the UW:
Nikhil P. Singh