Historian and Teacher



o   “Analyzing Urban Uprisings in the Global West: Recent Interpretive Challenges,” review of Mustafa Dikec, Urban Rage: The Revolt of the Excluded (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018); Mike Kling, When Riot Cops Are Not Enough: The Policing and Repression of Occupy Oakland (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017); Peter B. Levy, The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America during the 1960s (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018); J. Samuel Walker, Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018) for The Journal of Urban History (August 27, 2019): 7 pages.

o   Review of John J. Betancur & Janet L. Smith, Claiming Neighborhood: New Ways of Understanding Urban Change (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016) for The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 111:3 (Fall 2018): 118-119.

o   Review of Geoff Harkness, Chicago Hustle & Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014) for The Journal of African American History 102 (Fall 2017): 569-571.

o   Review of Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016) for Labour/Le Travail 80 (Fall 2017): 346-348.

o   “The Independence, Diversity, and Vitality of Early Black Chicago,” review of Margaret Garb, Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago From Abolition to the Great Migration (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014) and Christopher Reed, Knock at the Door of Opportunity: Black Migration to Chicago, 1900-1919 (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014) for Reviews in American History 43:4 (December 2015): 665-673.

o   Review of Jeffrey D. Hockett, A Storm Over This Court: Law, Politics, and Supreme-Court Decision-Making in Brown v. Board of Education (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013) for Alberta Journal of Educational Research 61:2 (2016): 3 pages.

o   Review of J. Todd Moye, Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement (New York: Rowman/Littlefield, 2013) for The Journal of Historical Biography 15 (Spring 2014): 114-119.

o   Review of Amy Stuart Wells, Jennifer Jellison Holme, Anita Tijerina Revilla, Awo Korantemaa Atanda, Both Sides Now: The Story of School Desegregation's Graduates (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009) for H-Education (May 2012): 4 pages.

o   Review of Roger Biles, Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2018) for the Indiana Magazine of History (forthcoming December 2019): 3 pages.

o   Review of Brian McCammack, Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017) and Simon Balto, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019) for the Journal of African American History (forthcoming December 2019) 5 pages.