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
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.