Matthew Countryman

Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Associate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, History and American Culture, University of Michigan

I am chair of the department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan where I am also Associate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, History and American Culture. I am the author of Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania Press), which won the 2006 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for the best book in civil rights history from the Organization of American Historians. And I am currently working on a history of African-American mayors and U.S. politics from the late 1960s to the 1990s.

Experience

  • 1998–present
    Associate professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, History and American Culture, University of Michigan
  • 2018–present
    Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

Publications

  • 2006
    Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press