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Lauren Kientz Anderson

Lauren Kientz Anderson is a Visiting 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 Eras, African American Women's History, 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 one article 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.
  • “Byrd Affair: The Byrd Affair: Black Economist Mabel Byrd and the New Deal Administration, 1933” American Studies Journal, revise and resubmit.

In addition, she is working on two other articles, both of which have been accepted in preliminary form for edited collections.

  • “Du Bois in Drag: W.E.B. Du Bois’ Commitment to Self-Segregation, 1933-34”  in Citizen of the World, Philip Sinitiere editor.  Drafted.
  • "'Mabel's Anger Shall [Not] Be Appeased' An African American in the International Labor Organization, 1927-29"Women’s ILO: Transnational Networks, Working Conditions, and Women’s Equality, Susan Zimmerman, Eileen Boris, and Dorothea Hoehtker, editors, ILO Century Project, Palgrave. Published upon successful completion.

Her academia site can be found here.