Thomas Bahde, Independent scholar/researcher, San Diego, California

The Life and Death of Gus Reed: Race and Justice in the World of a Nineteenth-Century Thief and Slavery in a Free State: Masters, Slaves, and Labor in Illinois, 1818-1850

Publication: The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Athens: Ohio University Press, Fall 2014.

Ifa Bayeza, Playwright, Chicago Illinois

High Jinks

Dexter Blackman, PhD, Assistant Professor, History, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

Let Whitey Run His Own Olympics’: African American Pan-Africanism, the Olympic Project for Human Rights, and the anti-Apartheid Movement

Geoffrey Bradfield, Saxophonist and Composer, Chicago Illinois

African Flowers: Dedications and Inspirations. 

Performance: Columbia College Chicago Concert Hall, August 31, 2010. Performed parts of suite dedicated to Melba Liston. Album: Melba!, 2013.

Eurie Dahn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York

The Art of Living: American Manners, Race, and Modernism

Has since published an article from work associated with the BMRC here:

“‘Unashamedly Black’: Jim Crow Aesthetics and the Visual Logic of Shame,” MELUS: Multi-

Ethnic Literature of the United States 39.2 (Summer 2014): 93-114.

Jacob Dorman, PhD, Assistant Professor, History and American Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Vernacular Ethnology: African American Performance and Parody of Muslim and Oriental Identities in Minstrelsy, Vaudeville, and Early Cinema

Catherine Fennell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and the Center for Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University, New York, New York

The Last Project Standing: Citizenship Ethics in the Wake of Public Housing

Publication: Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago.

Michelle Gordon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Bringing Down Babylon: The Chicago Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and African American freedom Struggles, 1931-1969

Michael Largey, PhD, Professor and Chair Musicology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Finding Haiti: Authenticity and the Ethnographic Imaginary

Andrew Rosa, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

St. Clair Drake: the Chicago/Africa Years, 1945-1967

Robert Weems, PhD, Professor, Department of History, University of Missouri-Columbia

Anthony Overton: The Life and Times of an African American Business Tycoon

Mabel Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, New York, New York

Progress and Prospects: Black Americans and the World of Fairs 

Published: Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.