Associate Professor of History & African American Studies, Author

Northwestern University

Martha Biondi is a member of the Department of African American Studies with a courtesy joint appointment in the History Department at Northwestern University. She specializes in twentieth century African American History and is the author of To Stand and Fight: the Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City published by Harvard University Press, which awarded it the Thomas J. Wilson Prize as best first book of the year. In 2012, the University of California Press published her book, The Black Revolution on Campus, an account of the nationwide Black student movement of the late 1960s and early Black Studies movement of the 1970s. She is currently researching a book on neoliberalism, violence and Black life, focusing on Chicago since the 1980s. Biondi is part of the faculty for the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project.


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