Lauren L. Anderson

Lauren Louise 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

  • AFST/HIST 135 African-American History since the 15th century
  • AFST/HIST/WGST 185 James Baldwin and Black LGBT History
  • AFST/HIST 235 The Civil Rights MovementAFST/HIST 239 African American Influence on U.S. Popular Culture
  • AFST/HIST 339 History of the US Criminal Justice System
  • Paideia 111-112
  • HIST 112 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 reviewed:

  • “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.”
      Richard J. Altenbaugh, University of Pittsburgh, The Historian, 2014, 77.
  • “‘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” Under review at Journal of Civil and Human Rights.

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.

She has also been known as Lauren L. Kientz and Lauren Kientz Anderson.