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Victoria W. Wolcott

Professor of History, University at Buffalo

Victoria W. Wolcott is Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and chair of her department. Her first book, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2001, was "Remaking Respectability: African-American Women in Interwar Detroit." In 2012 Wolcott published a second book with the University of Pennsylvania Press, "Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle Over Segregated Recreation in America." In addition, she has published articles in "The Journal of American History," "The Radical History Review," and the "Journal of Women’s History" among others. Her current book projects are: "Living in the Future: The Utopian Strain in the Long Civil Rights Movement," which explores the role of interracial pacifist communities in the civil rights movement, and "The Embodied Resistance of Eroseanna Robinson," a microhistory of a black pacifist woman during the cold war.


  • –present
    Professor and Chair, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


  • 1995 
    University of Michigan, Ph.D. History