- First Name
- Last Name
- United Kingdom
- University of Leeds
- Website URL
- Black cultural history, Black Theatre history, Women's history, feminist archives, Black cultural archives, Harlem Renaissance, United States history, Federal Theatre Project, New Deal
- Media Contact
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- About Me
I am a prize-winning historian of the twentieth century United States with broad interdisciplinary interests in cultural and political histories and specializations in African American history, Gender history and histories of the African Diaspora. I have been teaching and researching Black cultural history for twenty years and have published widely on Black Theatre, the Harlem Renaissance, Black Feminism and the history of archives.
I am Professor of American History at the University of Leeds where I teach African American, Black British and Women’s History.
- Recent Publications
Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal (University of North Carolina Press, 2020)
“Writing to Stay in History: Women, Politics and New Deal Archives,” Journal of American Studies Vol. 52:1 (, 2018): 1-25.
“Black Women and Work: A’Lelia Walker and the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company,” in Major Problems in U.S. Women’s History 5th edition (2014).
“Staging the Garveyite Home: Black Masculinity, Failure and Redemption in Theodore Ward’s Big White Fog”. African American Review. 43(4), pp. 557-576
Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935 (University of Florida Press, 2008)
- Media Coverage
- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour on women running for the U.S Presidency https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081l821 BBC Radio 4 Great Lives programme on Shirley Chisholm https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08nq5x7; The New Deal: A Story for our Times https://www.b
- Country Focus
- U.S. and U.K
- Expertise by Geography
- United Kingdom, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Race, Women