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Kimberley L. Phillips comes to Brooklyn College from the College of William & Mary, where she was the Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Associate Professor of History and American Studies since 1996. She has served as the director of the American Studies program and dean for educational policy in arts and sciences.
Phillips has a distinguished record of scholarship as a historian of the African American experience. Her most recent book, War, What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military From World War II to Iraq, will be published January 2012. She is a prominent lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has received fellowships and awards from Harvard University and Wellesley College, among others. Phillips earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University.