Clare Corbould is a specialist in African American history, with a focus on the twentieth century. She has a PhD from the University of Sydney (2005), where she worked as an Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer from 2003 to 2010. There she taught undergraduate and postgraduate units in modern United States history including African American History and Culture, Politics and Cultures of U.S. Imperialism, and American History from Lincoln to Clinton, and contributed to the development of an American Studies major, including its core course, American Foundations. In 2005 she received a Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts. In 2011 she joined Monash University as a Larkins Research Fellow and continuing Senior Lecturer. From 2012-2017 she is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Although she is not teaching at present, she welcomes honours, MA, and PhD students.
In 2009 Clare published Becoming African Americans: Black Public Life in Harlem, 1919-1939 (Harvard University Press). The book won the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for First Book of History, was shortlisted for two other prizes and named a 2009 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association’s magazine, Choice.
Clare’s research has been supported by a Future Fellowship and Discovery Project Grant from the Australian Research Council; the American Philosophical Society; the Beinecke Library at Yale University; the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History; and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Clare is co-convening the Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association conference, to be held at Monash University’s Caulfield campus from 30 June to 1 July in 2015.
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