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


Amanda T. Boston is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University and a 2017-2018 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on twentieth-century African American history, politics, and popular culture, with an emphasis on the politics and culture of race in the post-civil rights era. She is currently completing her dissertation, “The ‘New’ New York: Race, Space, and Power in Gentrifying Brooklyn,” which explores the racial operations of post-1970 gentrification in Brooklyn, New York. Amanda holds an M.A. in Africana Studies from Brown, as well as an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and African & African American Studies from Duke University.