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, where she has been appointed as an assistant professor and faculty fellow at the Marron Institute of Urban Management. 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. Her current project combines these interests through an exploration of 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. She 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.