Participant Info

First Name
Marsha
Last Name
Barrett
Affiliation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Website URL
https://history.illinois.edu/directory/profile/meb
Keywords
Political History, Policy History, African American History, Racial Politics
Additional Contact Information
Limited availability during 2020 due to research leave.

Personal Info

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About Me

I am an assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research explores modern U.S. political history, public policy, political culture, and racial politics. I am completing a book manuscript on Nelson Rockefeller, the four-term governor of New York, that examines moderate Republicanism in the mid-twentieth century to contextualize the decline of centrism in American politics after the passage of 1960s federal civil rights legislation.

PhD, History, Rutgers University, BA, History, Yale University

Recent Publications

“‘Both Parties Hedging’: Reassessing Party Loyalty Among Black New York Voters, 1952-1961,” Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 40:2 (2019), 7-51.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Government, Politics, Race