Lauren K. Anderson

Lauren K. Anderson is an assistant professor in the Africana Studies and History departments, focusing on the topics of US and African American history. Some of her course topics include African-American History since the 15th century, The Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Era, African American Women's History, AFST/HIST/WGST 239 Queer Bronzeville, Pan-Africanism, Paideia 111-112 and 450, and the Survey of U.S. History Since 1877.

Professor Anderson's research interests include Black Women's Intellectual History and Black Internationalism. She is currently working on a book entitled "Speaking to the World: Black American Women and Global Interracialism, 1918-1939." She has two articles published and another being revised and resubmitted:

  • “A Nauseating Sentiment, a Magical Device, or a Real Insight? Interracialism at Fisk University in 1930” Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, special edition on The African American Experience in Higher Education Before the Civil Rights Era, Roger L. Geiger, Christian Anderson, and Marybeth Gasman editors, vol 29. August 2012.
    • Lauren Kientz Anderson’s study of “interracialism” at Fisk University is fascinating, examining yet another attempt—albeit unsuccessful—at racial progress within a university setting (77).”
      Richard J. Altenbaugh, University of Pittsburgh, The Historian, 2014
  • “‘Free At Last’ A Course on the Global Anti-Apartheid Movement” Radical History Review, Issue 119. Spring 2014. 205-212.
  • “Byrd Affair: The Byrd Affair: Black Economist Mabel Byrd and the New Deal Administration, 1933” American Studies Journal, revise and resubmit.

She has two other articles in the editing stage.

  •  “Westerner or Person of Color? Juliette Derricotte Explores Identity in India, 1928-29."
  • “Du Bois in Drag: W.E.B. Du Bois’ Commitment to Self-Segregation, 1933-34” in Citizen of the World, Philip Sinitiere editor. Drafted.

For abstracts and photos, please visit her online CV.