Clare Corbould

University of Sydney


Clare Corbould is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Her teaching includes units on African American history and culture and United States imperialism. In 2009, she published Becoming African Americans: Black Public Life in Harlem, 1919-1939 (Harvard UP).

Clare is currently undertaking a project on interwar social science research, focusing on interviews conducted with former slaves. She is co-editing several collections on the role of the Revolution in American Life. At the Beinecke, Clare will conduct research for a biography of civil rights campaigner and writer James Weldon Johnson.

A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellowship
James Weldon Johnson: Life and Times of an American Polymath
Visiting Fellow


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