Heidi L. Ardizzone

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.

Lectures

  • Ancestry and Identity in Early African American Protest
  • Racial Passing: Literary Tropes and Twentieth-Century Narratives
  • St. Louis before Ferguson: Region, Race, and Civil Rights in a Twentieth-Century City
  • The Woman behind J. P. Morgan's Library: Belle da Costa Greene in the Age of Collecting