Robert Bland joins us as Visiting Assistant Professor in African American History. Bland is a 2016 University of Maryland PhD, whose dissertation, “Requiem for Reconstruction: The South Carolina Lowcountry and Representations of Race and Citizenship, 1880-1980” looks at how countermemories of African American action in the immediate post-Civil War era were kept alive by African American intellectuals and activists during the subsequent rise of Jim Crow and race-based public exclusion. He is also engaged in public history outreach, writing about on topics including Muhammad Ali’s foray into filmmaking.
His teaching will include Twentieth Century African American Women’s History.
Education & Training
- 2015, PhD, University of Maryland