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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

Title: Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History
Department: History

Current Project(s):

  • Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. Work on the history of social movements in the U.S., the African Diaspora, and Africa; Black intellectuals; music; visual culture; labor; race; Marxism. My latest big project is a biography of the late Grace Halsell.

Available Publications/Books:

  • Kelley, R. D. G. (2009). Thelonious Monk: The life and times of an American original. New York: The Free Press.
  • Kelley, R. D. G. (2002). Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Boston: Beacon Press.

Tagged: History, Social Movements, Black Studies, Arts and Culture