Melanie Chambliss is an Assistant Professor in the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences department. She teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American history and culture and archival studies. Melanie is currently working on her in-progress manuscript "Saving the Race: Black Archives, Black Liberation, and the Re-making of Modernity." Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and the Beinecke Library for Rare Books and Manuscripts. Melanie earned her bachelors degree in English from Howard University and her PhD in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale University. Melanie also recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.
African American History
Creative Practice and Research Interests
Black archives, U.S. intellectual history, print culture studies
B.A., English Howard University 2008
M.A., African American Studies Yale University 2013
Ph.D., African American Studies Yale University 2016