The Basics

I live in Providence, Rhode Island.  I teach and talk and write about the complexities of American life.  I also care a great deal about higher education, the humanities, and public culture.

More specifically, I am an historian of race and nation in the United States and the Americas, and work at Brown University, in the departments of Africana Studies and American Studies.  If you click here you can learn more about my work.

I edit this website and blog myself.  Some of the stuff here is for friends and some of it is for students. The rest of it is for anyone who cares. But all of it is curated and controlled by me.

Material on this site has nothing whatsoever do to with my current official job.  I do not write about my own shop.  I do not work on this site while I am in the office.  I do not share this work with colleagues.  And I do not submit any of this material as a part of my annual review.


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