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Jeanne Theoharis

Distinguished Professor
Political Science

Location: 3417 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x1751
Fax: 718.951.4833

Jeanne Theoharis is the author or co-author of eleven books and numerous articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements and the contemporary politics of race in the United States. Her biography The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks won a 2014 NAACP Image Award and the Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. The book was turned into a documentary directed by Johanna Hamilton and Yoruba Richen and executive produced by Soledad O'Brien now streaming on Peacock where she served as a consulting producer. The documentary was awarded a 2023 Peabody Award and a Television Academy Honor Award. Her book A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History won the 2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC, The Nation, The Atlantic, the Intercept, the Boston Review & the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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