Associate Dean (Research), 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 is currently co-editing a second essay collection with Mark Ledwidge and Inderjeet Parmar, Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America, that will be published with Routledge in November 2013.

Together with Professor Parmar and Dr Ledwidge, Professor Verney is a co-organizer of the Barack Obama Research Network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


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