Jonathan Holloway

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Professor of History, American Studies and African American Studies; Chair, African American Studies, Master Calhoun College
Office: 
81 Wall, Room 106
Phone: 
203-432-9060 (Chair's office)
Office Hours: 
T 1:30pm-3:30pm
Field(s) of interest: 
U.S.: 20th century US history; African American history since 1895; Urban studies


Jonathan Holloway, Ph.D. Yale University, 1995, is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002) and Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 (2013). He edited Ralph Bunche’s A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (2005) and co-edited the anthology, Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the 20th Century (2007), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He is a participant in the on-going symposium, “The Futures of Atlantic Intellectual History,” and is editing a new version of W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk (2014). A specialist in post-emancipation United States history with a focus on cultural and intellectual history, Holloway received the William Clyde DeVane Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College in 2009. He has held fellowships with the Stanford Humanities Center, the Ford Foundation, the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. In 2011-2012 he was an Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellow (acknowledging work studying the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education). He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and regularly leads summer seminars on Jim Crow and American citizenship for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. He has been master of Calhoun College, one of Yale’s twelve residential colleges, since 2005. He began a three-year term as chair of the Department of African American Studies in July 2013.