Ph.D., Yale University 2007
Assistant Professor, Department of History
204 Dickinson Hall
Joshua Guild specializes in twentieth-century African American history, urban history, and the making of the modern African diaspora with particular interests in migration, black internationalism, black popular music, and the black radical tradition. A graduate of Wesleyan University, where he was a Mellon Mays (Minority) Undergraduate Fellow, he received his PhD in History and African American Studies from Yale University. His research has been supported with fellowships and awards from a number of institutions, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. In 2009-10, he was a fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard. He is currently completing his first book, provisionally entitled, Shadows of the Metropolis: Urban Space and the Transformation of Black Communities in Postwar New York and London. His next project will focus on struggles for racial and economic justice in New Orleans from the mid-20th century black freedom movement through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
On leave 2011-12.
African-American History from Reconstruction to the Present
Black Metropolis: African American Urban History
The Civil Rights Movement
Memory, History & the African American Past
The Making of the Modern African Diaspora (graduate)
United States History since 1920 (graduate)