Mia Bay is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and 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). Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, she taught and directed the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers University. 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 Public 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