Davarian L. Baldwin

Davarian L. Baldwin

Davarian L. Baldwin is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life (2007), as well as numerous essays and scholarly articles. He is also a coeditor, with Minkah Makalani, of the essay collection Escape From New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem (2013). Baldwin served as a consultant for the 2014–2015 international art retrospective Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. He is currently at work on two new book projects, "Land of Darkness: Chicago and the Making of Race in Modern America" and "UniverCities: How Higher Education is Transforming Urban America," and is also editing the "Greenwood Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance."

Lectures

  • "The Rising Tide of Color": The New Negro Renaissance as a Global Movement
  • UniverCities: The Long History of Higher Education and the Transformation of Urban America
  • "Our Newcomers to the City": The Great Migration and the Making of Modern Mass Culture
  • "Chicago Could Be the Vienna of American Fascism": The Political Culture of Black Antifascism before World War II
  • "We Took Our Struggle to the Streets": The Sacred and the Profane in the History of Gospel Music
  • "I Became . . . a Negro Myself": The "Old South" as a Model for the Twentieth-Century City