Carnegie Mellon University

Alex Tabor

Alex Tabor

Graduate Student

  • Baker Hall 360

Education

  • M.A. in history, University of Cincinnati, 2018
  • B.S.Ed. in secondary education- social studies, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Interest Area

19th-20th urban and African American history; racism, civil right,s and community organizing; politics of power, identity, and memory.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • “’We Have Had It Up To Here’: Murder, Civil Disorder, and Civil Rights in a Western Pennsylvanian Industrial Town,” The Graduate History Review 8, no. 1 (October 2019).
  • Review of Crystal Sanders, A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016), in H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online; H-Nationalism, September 2019.
  • Review of Clarence Taylor, Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City (New York: New York University Press, 2019) in H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online; H-Nationalism, May 2019.

Conference Papers

  • “‘We Have Had It Up to Here’: Murder, Riot, and Civil Rights in a Western Pennsylvanian Industrial Town,” Queen City Colloquium, University of Cincinnati, April 2018.
  • “Overwhelmed by an Unsympathetic Majority:” An Investigation of Race, Murder, and Civil Rights in a Pennsylvanian Steel Town, History Graduate Student Association Conference, Louisiana State University, March 2018.
  • “Civil Disorder: How Social, Economic, and Political Violence Shapes Community Identity, Challenges Community Maintenance, and Frames ‘Community Voice,’” 15th Annual McGill- Queen’s Graduate Conference in History, McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), March 2018.

Awards & Grants

  • Institute for Curriculum Services Professional Development Award (2019)
  • University of Cincinnati Department of History John K. Alexander Teaching Award (2018)
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Department of History Donald S. Kelly Best Undergraduate Paper Award (2015)

Advisor

Scott Sandage