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Associate Dean (Research) and Professor of History, Edge Hill University

Kevern Verney is a Professor in American History and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Edge Hill University.

He has numerous publications including Black Civil Rights in America (London and New York: Routledge, 2000), The Art of the Possible: Booker T. Washington and Black Leadership in the United States, 1881-1925 (New York and London: Routledge, 2001), African Americans and U.S. Popular Culture (London and New York: Routledge, 2003), The Debate on Black Civil Rights in America (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006) and a co-edited collection of essays with Lee Sartain, Long is the Way and Hard: One Hundred Years of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009).

He was Co-Investigator for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Network on the Presidency on Barack Obama, 2009-13 and co-editor of a second essay collection with Mark Ledwidge and Inderjeet Parmar, Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America (London: Routledge, 2013).

His current research focuses on democracy, race and immigration under the Trump presidency. Publications include:

Charlie Whitham and Kevern Verney, 'Trump's Presidency: United Kingdom Perspectives and Responses', in John Dixon and Max J. Skidmore (eds.), Donald J. Trump's Presidency: International Perspectives (Washington DC: Westphalia Press, 2018).

Kevern Verney, ' "Bad Hombres": The Trump Administration, Mexican Immigration and the Border Wall', in Mara Oliva and Mark Shanahan (eds.), The Trump Presidency: From Campaign to World Stage (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Kevern Verney, 'The Alt-Right in the United States, Immigration, Mass Migration and Refugees', in Alan Waring (ed.) The New Authoritarianism: A Risk Analysis of the Alt-Right Phenomenon (Hannover: Ibidem Verlag, 2018).


  • 2011–present
    Associate Dean (Research), Edge Hill University