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Author Bio
Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

Author Bio

Matthew F. Delmont is a professor of history at Dartmouth College. He is the author of three books: Making Roots: A Nation Captivated (University of California Press, 2016); Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation (UC Press, 2016); and The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ’n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia (UC Press, 2012). He has created Scalar companion websites to extend and enhance each of these books: Making Roots, Why Busing Failed, and The Nicest Kids in TownDelmont’s other peer-reviewed digital projects include guest editing the special issue of Urban History titled, “Urban Sights: Visual Culture and Urban History” (November 2016); the Southern Spaces article, “Dancing Around the ‘Glaring Light of Television’: Black Teen Dance Shows in the South” (September 2015); and co-guest editing (with Lauren Tilton, Amy Earhart, Susan Garfinkel, Jesse P. Karlsberg, and Angel David Nieves) the special issue of American Quarterly, “Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice: American Studies and the Digital Humanities” (September 2018). 

In addition to these digital projects, Delmont has shared his work via several media outlets, including the New York Times, NPRTheAtlantic.com, and The Conversation.

He is currently working on a book tentatively titled, To Live Half American: African Americans at Home and Abroad during World War II (under contract with Viking Books), for which he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.