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Jonathan Scott Holloway

Yale University

Jonathan Holloway, Ph.D. Yale University, 1995, 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), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He is a participant in the on-going symposium, “The Futures of Atlantic Intellectual History,” and is editing a new version of W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk (2014). A specialist in post-emancipation United States history with a focus on cultural and intellectual history, Holloway received the William Clyde DeVane Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Teaching in Yale College in 2009. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and regularly leads summer seminars on Jim Crow and American citizenship for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. He has been master of Calhoun College, one of Yale’s twelve residential colleges, since 2005. He is currently Dean of Yale College.