Chris Lamb, Ph.D., joined Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in January 2013.

He is the author/editor of eight books, including From Jack Johnson to LeBron James: Race, Politics and the Media (University of Nebraska Press, January 2016); Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball (2012); and Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson's First Spring Training (2004).

Before becoming a college professor, he worked for newspapers and magazines for ten years. Since becoming a professor, his articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Huffington Post, etc. His research articles have appeared in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journalism History, and other scholarly journals. He has twice been a Pulitzer Prize judge in the category of editorial cartooning.


  • –present
    Professor of Journalism, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis