Adriane D. Lentz-Smith, Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and Associate Chair of History

Adriane D. Lentz-Smith
Office Location:  Dept of History, Classroom Bldg, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2837
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Teaching (Fall 2021):

Office Hours:

By appointment


African Diaspora
United States and Canada
Race and Ethnicity
Human Rights and Social Movements
Women, Gender and Sexuality
War, Military and Society
Cultural History
Research Interests: United States History, African American History, African Americans and the World

My interests lie in African American history and the history of the US & the World. My 2009 book, Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I, looks at the black freedom struggle in the World War I years, with a particular focus on manhood, citizenship claims, and the international experience. My recent research explores how African Americans engaged the world in the age of Cold War civil rights, and how their participation in US state and empire set the horizons of their freedom struggles.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)
  1. Lentz-Smith, A. Freedom Struggles: African Americans & World War I.  Harvard University Press, 2009. [catalog.php]