Jacob Lawrence, Panel No. 1: “During the World War there was a great migration North of Southern Negroes,” The Migration of the Negro (Series), 1940-1941

Dr. Amanda T. Boston is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on twentieth-century and contemporary African American urban history, politics, and popular culture. Her current projects explore gentrification’s racial operations in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York and their role in the making and unmaking of the borough’s Black communities. Boston holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Africana Studies from Brown University, as well as an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and African & African American Studies from Duke University. In the fall of 2021, she will join the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor of Africana Studies.