Department of History

Liann E. Tsoukas

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Undergraduate Advisor, Teaching Professor


United States
African American Women
Popular Culture


United States Since 1877
African American History to the Civil War
African American History since the Civil War
History of American Popular Culture

Education & Training

  • PhD, Indiana University, 1998

Representative Publications

“Women and the Law,” Encyclopedia of the Nineteenth Century (forthcoming)

“Eddie Kendricks,” The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives (Charles Scribner Sons, 2001)

Research Interests

"Uneasy Alliances: Interracial Efforts to End Lynching in the 1930s" considers how some African Americans and Whites overcame traditional racial divisions in order to eliminate the vicious practice of lynching from the American landscape.