African American Studies

Academic Program


Courses


Major Requirements


Faculty


Department Directory


Prizes


AFAM/DuBois Library and Video Holdings


Senior Thesis/ Senior Essay Details


Home

 
African American Studies Faculty Detail  

Wright, Leah M.

Assistant Professor of African American Studies
African American Studies Program
3573

Assistant Professor of History
History Department
3573



EMAIL:

lmwright@wesleyan.edu

PERSONAL HOME PAGE:

http://lmwright.faculty.wesleyan.edu/

COURSES TAUGHT:

AFAM204 - 01
HIST309 - 01

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Leah M. Wright is an Assistant Professor of History & African American Studies at Wesleyan University. She received her B.A. in history from Dartmouth College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. Her research interests include 20th Century United States political and social history and modern African American history. Her writing has been published in the Journal of Federal History, Souls, Oxford African American Studies Center Online/African American National Biography, as well as in the anthology Making the South Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mellon Mays Program, the Social Science Research Council, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Archives/Presidential Libraries, and Oberlin College. Currently, she is working on a book, The Loneliness of the Black Conservative: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power; her project offers new insight into the relationship between African American politics, the American civil rights movement, and the Republican Party.


ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS:

American Historical Association; Association for the Study of African American Life and History; Organization of American Historians; American Political Science Association; American Studies Association


OFFICE HOURS

Thursdays, 11:30am - 1:00pm, CAAS 230