Carnegie Mellon University

Research and Publications

As suggested by our postdoctoral programs, conferences, and speakers series, CAUSE aims to facilitate and sustain a vigorous program of research, writing, and publications.

African Studies Research Consortium

Undergraduate Initiatives


The following are a list of CAUSE-supported publications by current or past faculty, postdoctoral, or predoctoral scholars.

Johanna Fernandez, ed., Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal (foreword by Cornel West) (San Francisco: City of Lights Publishers, 2015).

Otis Trotter, Keeping Heart: A Memoir of Family Struggle, Race, and Medicine (introduction, J. W. Trotter, Jr.) (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2015).

Richard Purcell, Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War Intellectual Culture (New York: Palgrave 2013).

Ralph Proctor, Voices from the Firing Line: A Personal Account of the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement (preface, J. W. Trotter, Jr.) (Pittsburgh, PA: Introspec Press, 2013).

Nico Slate, ed., Black Power Beyond Borders: The Global Dimensions of Black Power (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Derek G. Musgrove, Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012).

Eric S. Brown. "Racialized Class Formation: Black Professionals in the Post-Civil Rights Era." Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 23, 2012.

Lisa Hazirjian (with Annelise Orleck), ed., The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011).

Luther Adams, Way Up North in Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010).

Lisa Levenstein, A Movement without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

African American Urban History Since World War II (edited with Kenneth Kusmer, University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Susannah Walker, Style and Status: Selling Beauty to African American Women, 1920-1975 (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2007).

________________, "Black is Profitable: The Commodification of the Afro,1960-1975," Enterprise & Society 1 (Sept. 2000).

Richard B. Pierce, Polite Protest: The Political Economy of Race in Indianapolis, 1920-1970 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2005).

The African American Urban Experience: From the Colonial Era to the Present (edited with Earl Lewis and Tera W. Hunter), (New York, NY: Palgrave Publishing Company, 2004).

Michelle M. Wright, Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the African Diaspora (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004).

John Hinshaw, Steel and Steelworkers: Race and Class Struggle in Twentieth Century Pittsburgh (Albany: State University Press of New York, 2002)

Yevette Richards, Maida Springer: Pan-Africanist and International Labor Leader (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000).

_____________, Conversations with Maida Springer: A Personal History of Labor, Race, and International Relations (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004)

African Americans in Pennsylvania: Shifting Historical Perspectives (edited with Eric Lydell Smith) (PHMC and Penn State University Press, 1997).

Trent Alexander, "The Great Migration in Comparative Perspective: Interpreting the Urban Origins of Southern Black Migrants to Depression-Era Pittsburgh," Social Science History 22, 3 (Fall 1998).

Karen Gibson, William Darity, and Samuel L. Meyers, Jr., "Revisiting Occupational Crowding in the United States: A Preliminary Study," Feminist Economics, 4 no. 3 (Fall 1998).