Davarian L. Baldwin

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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