Professional and Biographical Information

Submitted by Alec F. Hickmott on Tuesday, 7/11/2017, at 12:40 PM

Broadly, my research and teaching explore the intersections of race and political economy, particularly focusing on the history of African American social movements, black intellectual life, and the history of American capitalism. Currently, I am working on a book manuscript entitled The Color of Development: Jim Crow Capitalism, the Black Freedom Struggle and the Making of the Modern Rural South.


Ph.D., University of Virginia, History (2016).

M.A.,  University of Virginia, History (2010).

B.A.,   University of Sussex, First Class (2008).


“Black Land, Black Capital: Rural Development in the Shadows of the Sunbelt South, 1969-1976,” The Journal of African American History 101:4 (Fall 2016), 504-534.

“Brothers, Come North”: The Rural South and the Political Imaginary of New Negro Radicalism, 1917-1923,” Intellectual History Review 21:4 (December, 2011), 395-412. Winner, Charles Schmitt Prize in Intellectual History, International Society for Intellectual History, 2011.