Heidi L. Ardizzone
Heidi L. Ardizzone is an associate professor in the American studies department at Saint Louis University, where she teaches courses on African American history; civil rights and social movements; visual studies and race; gender, sexuality, and marriage; and race and ethnicity. She is the author of the forthcoming book, "The Color of Blood: Racial Mixing and the Remaking of Blackness in Early African American Civil Rights Movements," and An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene's Journey from Prejudice to Privilege (2007), and a coauthor, with Earl Lewis, of Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White (2001). She has also written about Obama and fatherhood, visual representation of interracialness, and St. Louis, race, and social movements. Her current research focuses on black Catholics and desegregation movements, and race and citizenship in the Midwest.