Kendra Taira Field
Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., New York University, 2010
Areas of specialization: 19th Century U.S., African American, Native American
Kendra Taira Field received her Ph.D. in American history from New York University and is currently completing her first book, Growing Up with the Country: A Family History of Race and American Expansion (under contract with Yale University Press). Field served as Assistant Editor to David Levering Lewis in the abridgment of his W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography (Henry Holt, 2009). She has received the Huggins-Quarles Award of the Organization of American Historians and has been awarded fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Dartmouth College. Field also holds a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Williams College.
"'Grandpa Brown didn't have no land.': Race, Gender, and An Intruder of Color in Indian Territory," in Gender and Race in American History, ed. Carol Faulkner and Alison Parker (University of Rochester, forthcoming).
Assistant Editor, W. E. B. Du Bois: A Biography, by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt, 2009).
"W. E. B. Du Bois," in Encyclopedia of African American History, ed. Joe Trotter (Facts on File, forthcoming).
- Andrew W. Mellon Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship, 2012-2013
University of California President's Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities, 2012-2013
Hellman Fellowship, Hellman Family Foundation, 2012-2013
Huggins-Quarles Award, Organization of American Historians, 2009
- Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, 2009
- Charles Eastman Dissertation Fellowship, Dartmouth College, 2008
- Organization of American Historians
American Historical Association
Southern Historical Association
American Studies Association
- HISA 113: Slavery and the Old South
HISA 115: Reconstruction
HISA 116: The United States, 1877-1914
HISA 126: Family Histories and American Culture
HISA 191: Topics in American History
HIST 215: Transnational Migrations