Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Continuity and discontinuity in social movements; class, ideology, gender and generational striations within black communities; grassroots activism, institutions and forms of civic engagement; public intellectuals and the development of black public spheres in historical context.
20th century African American history; social movements; cultural history; black women; public intellectuals and engaged scholarship; individual and collective identity in community formations; grassroots activism and structural inequalities in historical context; race in the Americas.
Afri 100: Black Reality: Survey of African American Society
Afri 112: Introduction to African-American History, 1865 to the Present
Afri 319: History of Blacks in the American City
Afri 700: Theories and Methods in Qualitative Research in Africology
Afri 880: Black Metropolises
“’Playhouse in the Park’: Race, Class and the Politics of Place in the ‘New Boston,’ 1966-1976” (in progress)
“Brokering Culture: Elma Lewis, Cultural Politics, and Community Building in Postwar Boston,” Black Women, Gender & Families, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Fall 2012), pp. 55-73.