Mia Bay is a professor of history at Rutgers University, where she directs the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity. She is the author of The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas About White People 1830-1925 (2000) and To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells (2009). She is a coauthor, with Waldo E. Martin and Deborah Gray White, of Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans, With Documents (2012). She is currently completing a book on African American ideas about Thomas Jefferson and is researching a new project on the social history of segregated transportation.
- "If Iola was a Man": Gender, Politics, and Pubic Protest in the Life of Ida B. Wells
- "The Ambidexter Philosopher": Thomas Jefferson in Free Black Political Thought
- Traveling Black, Buying Black: Race on the Road during the Jim Crow Era