Education, Training, & Certifications
- Ph.D., Yale University 2005
Duke Appointment History
- Associate Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies, African and African American Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2015 - 2017
- Associate Professor in the Program of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2014 - 2017
- Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History, History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2013 - 2015
- Assistant Professor of History, History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2007 - 2012
In the News
NOV 8, 2018
NOV 1, 2018 Duke University Libraries
DEC 29, 2017 Politico
AUG 12, 2017 BBC Radio 4
APR 11, 2017 Houston Matters, Houston Public Radio
APR 7, 2017 PBS The American Experience
JAN 26, 2016 NJ.com, The Times of Trenton
JUL 2, 2014
MAY 20, 2014
Awards & Honors
- Voting Rights in the United States awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities 2017 - 2019
- Challenging the Master Narrative of the Civil Rights Movement awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities 2017 - 2018
- Publications & Artistic Works
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Indispensable histories." Oregon Historical Quarterly 118, no. 2 (June 1, 2017). (Review) Full Text
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Passports to Adventure: African Americans and the US Security Project." American Quarterly 68, no. 3 (2016): 537-543. Full Text
- Lentz-Smith, A. Freedom Struggles: African Americans & World War I. Harvard University Press, 2009. (Monograph)
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age. By Christopher Nichols." Diplomatic History (2014).
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Book Review of Kimberley L. Phillips. War! What Is It Good For? Black Freedom Struggles and the Military from World War II to Iraq." Pacific Historical Review (August 2013).
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Book Review of Chad Williams. Torchbearerers of Democracy: African American Soldiers and the World War I Era." North Carolina Historical Review 88 (October 2011).
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Website Review of Politics of a Massacre: Discovering Wilmington 1898. Created and maintained by Eastern Carolina University." Journal of American History 98 (June 2011): 309-309.
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Book Review of Elizabeth Smith-Pryor. Property Rites: The Rhinelander Trial, Passing, and the Protection of White Supremacy." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41 (2011): 478-480.
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Book Review of David Levering Lews, Michael Nash, and Daniel Leab, eds. Red Activists and Black Freedom: James and Esther Jackson and the Long Civil Rights Movement." Journal of American Studies 44 (November 2010): 809-810.
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Book Review of Janet Hudson. Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-Era South Carolina." Journal of Southern History 76 (August 2010): 770-771.
- Lentz-Smith, A. "Book Review of Kate Dossett, Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935." North Carolina Historical Review 86 (January 2009).
- Lentz-Smith, A. ""Charles Young," "Brownsville Riot," "W. E. B. Du Bois"." In Encyclopedia of War and American Society, edited by P Karsten and E al. Sage Publications, 2005.
- Teaching & Mentoring
- AAAS 243: The Civil Rights Movement 2018
- AAAS 451S: Capstone Seminar: African Americans and the World 2018
- HISTORY 342: The Making of Modern America: The United States from 1898 to 1945 2018
- HISTORY 348: The Civil Rights Movement 2018
- HISTORY 394: Research Independent Study 2018
- HISTORY 484S: Capstone Seminar: African Americans and the World 2018
- HISTORY 791: Reading Topics: Independent Study 2018
- HISTORY 792: Reading Topics-Independent Study 2018
- RIGHTS 348: The Civil Rights Movement 2018
- AAAS 390S: Special Topics 2017
- GSF 390S: Special Topics in Women's Studies 2017
- HISTORY 89S: First-Year Seminar 2017
- HISTORY 390S: Topics in History Seminar 2017
- HISTORY 393: Research Independent Study 2017
- HISTORY 702S: Research Seminar in History 2017
- HISTORY 790S-04: Topics in North American History 2017
- HOUSECS 59: House Course 2017
- AAAS 89S: First-Year Seminar 2016
- Scholarly, Clinical, & Service Activities
Presentations & Appearances
- Remembering World War I: The Battlefield and Beyond. Double Victory: The African-American Military Experience. National Museum of African-American History and Culture. May 25, 2017 2017
- African-American Soldiers During World War I. American History TV. C-Span 3. April 2017 2017
- A Most Peculiar Institution: Slavery, Jim Crow, and the American University Today. Massachusetts Historical Society. November 21, 2016 2016
- Grand Strategy and the Problem of Race. Rethinking Grand Strategy Conference. Oregon State University. May 2016 2016
- "The Laws Have Hurt Me:" State Violence and the Rebirth of White Supremacy. Dunbar-Stone Lecture. University of North Carolina . April 2016 2016
- Unfinished Revolutions: Black Lives, State Violence, and the Second Reconstruction. Legacies of Reconstruction. Virginia Tech Center for Civil War Studies. November 2015 2015
- The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in World War I and Korea. Scholars Roundtable. Library of Congress. March 2014 2014
Outreach & Engaged Scholarship
- Faculty Participant,. Rethinking the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era . NEH Summer Teachers' Institute. July 2015 2015
- Presenter: Hidden Histories, Fact or Fiction?. Public Schools Teacher Workshop. North Carolina Civic Education Consortium. November 2014 2014
- Panelist. Veterans Braintrust: A Prelude to the U.S. Commemoration of World War I: Lessons for Iraq and Afghanistan Returning Solders and Their Families. Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. September 2014 2014
Service to the Profession
- Co-Chair. Program Committee. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. 2017 2017
- Co-Chair. Committee on Minority Historians. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. 2016 - 2019 2016 - 2019
- Editorial Board. Modern American History. 2016 2016
- Anonymous Reader for manuscript submitted to Cambridge University Press. 2013 2013
- Anonymous Reader for manuscript submitted to Duke University Press. 2013 2013
- Program Committee, Southern Association of Women Historians Tri-Annual Meeting, 2015. 2013 2013
- Co-Organizer, Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society. 2012 2012
- Laura Romero Book Prize Committee, American Studies Association. 2012 - 2013 2012 - 2013
- Program Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting. 2012 - 2014 2012 - 2014
- Program Committee, Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, 2014. 2012 2012
- Anonymous reader for manuscript submitted to University of Pennsylvania press. 2011 2011
- Minority Scholars Committee, American Studies Association. 2011 2011
- Anonymous reader for article submitted to the journal Southern Cultures.. 2010 2010
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