Friday, May 2008:35 - 10:20 AM
Who Is Black America?
Jonathan Holloway is Dean of Yale College and Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies. He specializes in post-emancipation United States history with a focus on social and intellectual history. He is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002) and Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 (2013). He edited Ralph Bunche’s A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (2005) and co-edited Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the 20th Century (2007). He has written an introduction for a new edition of W.E.B. Du Bois’s Souls of Black Folk (2015).
Holloway won the William Clyde DeVane Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College in 2009 and the Before Columbia Foundation’s American Book Award in 2014. He has held fellowships from the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Ford Foundation. He was an Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellow in 2011-2012. Currently, he is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.
AFFILIATION: Yale University