Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies & the Economy - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to CAUSE at Carnegie Mellon University

Founded in 1995, CAUSE is an interdisciplinary research and education center in the Department of History, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University. Focusing on African American urban life and history since the transatlantic slave trade, the Center encourages scholarship that addresses the historian’s interest in understanding socioeconomic, political, and cultural change over time... [Read more]


Upcoming Events


Friday, September 23, 2016
CAUSE Annual Fall Reception
Posner Center, Carnegie Mellon University


Friday, October 28, 2016
Nathan Connolly
Herber Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

"The Caribbean History of an American City: Greater Miami and the History of the Rest of Us"


Friday, November 18, 2016
Special Panel Session

"From the Grassroots to the Ivory Tower: Memoirs on the 20th Century African American Experience"


Friday, February 24, 2017
Waverly Duck
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

"No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty, Policing and Drug Dealing"


Friday, April 7, 2017
Scot Brown
CAUSE Postdoctoral Fellw 2016-17, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

"Tales from the Land of Funk: Dayton, Ohio and African American Funk Bands in the 1970s"

Coming soon!

Full program poster 2016-17