Dean of Yale College
Jonathan Holloway is professor of history and American studies, and professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies.
He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1995. He has served as master of Calhoun College and chair of the Council of Masters.
A specialist in post-emancipation United States history with a focus on cultural and intellectual history, Holloway is the author of “Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941” (2002) and “Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940” (2013). He edited Ralph Bunche’s “A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership” (2005) and co-edited the anthology “Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the 20th Century” (2007). He is editor of a new version of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk,” to be published by Yale University Press in 2015.
Holloway received the William Clyde DeVane Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College in 2009. He has held fellowships with the Stanford Humanities Center, the Ford Foundation, the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. In 2011–2012 he was an Alphonse Fletcher senior fellow (acknowledging work studying the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education). He participates in the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program and regularly leads summer seminars on Jim Crow and American citizenship for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
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