Grace Livingston

Grace Livingston

Professor and Chair, African American Studies

Grace Livingston is Professor and Director of African American Studies at the University of Puget Sound and she shares in the  leadership of the Race and Pedagogy Institute. She is a co-principal in the Institute’s formation and building and also in the building of the minor and establishment of the major in African American Studies.  Livingston is a co-founder of the Race and Pedagogy Journal; serves on the Advisory Board for the Interdisciplinary Humanities Emphasis; taught in the School of Education and in the American Border Studies and Critical Dialectical Theory Special Interdisciplinary Majors; and taught, dramaturged, and directed with the Theatre Arts department. 

Her scholarly interests include Black Atlantic social thought; intersectional foundations of knowledge; social movements and historical memory; popular education; and the politics of the archive and the aesthetic. Livingston’s work has appeared, for example, in Review of Educational Research, The International Journal of the Humanities, Routledge Handbook of Research on the Social Foundations of Education, Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education, and Peer Review, In Tahoma’s Shadow: Poems From The City of Destiny; and in staging the work of playwrights C. Rosalind Bell, Susan-Lori Parks, and August Wilson.

BA Jamaica Theological Seminary
MS University of Wisconsin - Madison
PhD University of Wisconsin - Madison
Intro African American Studies AFAM 101-A Fall 2024
Narratives of Race AFAM 401-A Fall 2024

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