Carnegie Mellon University

Clayton Vaughn-Roberson

Clayton Vaughn-Roberson

Adjunct Instructor, History


Clayton Vaughn-Roberson’s research and teaching focus on twentieth century United States and African-American history; U.S. and the world; civil rights, human rights, and organized labor; and black internationalism. He has taught United States  history post-1865, and at Carnegie Mellon, he has taught the “American Civil Rights Movement and the World” and “Inequality, Social Justice, and the Black Urban Experience.” He is currently putting together a class entitled “The American Civil Rights Movement from Garveyism to Black Power.” His manuscript, Fascism with a Jim Crow Face: The National Negro Congress and the Global Popular Front is currently under external review by the University of North Carolina Press for its Justice, Power, and Politics book series. He has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Civil and Human Rights and the Journal of American Communist History. Much of his research has been supported by the Center for African-American Urban Studies and the Economy, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Marcus Garvey Foundation, and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He has attended international conferences in both the United States and United Kingdom. 

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