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Curriculum Vitae

Derek Charles Catsam


Associate Professor

Department of History

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

4901 East University Blvd.

Odessa, TX 79762

Ph: (o) 432-552-2311

E-mail: catsam_d@utpb.edu

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS (Does not include residential fellowships):

Associate Professor of History, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, August 2008-present.

Assistant Professor of History, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, July 2004-August 2008.

Assistant Professor of History, Minnesota State University, Mankato, August 2002-December 2003, (Also Program Faculty in the Ethnic Studies Program). 
EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Ohio University, Contemporary History Institute, Athens, OH.  March 2003. Major Fields: United States (Primary specialization: 20th Century U.S./U.S. South. Secondary specialization: 19th Century U.S.); 20th Century Southern Africa. Minor Fields: Africa; 20th Century Europe. Certificate in Contemporary History.

Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, 1997. Field of Study: South African History and Politics.

M.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte. May 1996. Field: United States/U.S. South.

B.A. Williams College, Williamstown, MA. June 1993. Majors: History, Political Science.

 

 PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS: (copies available upon request):



Books/Manuscripts:

Freedom’s Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009; Paperback 2011)
Co-editor with Jeff Woods of a Special Issue of Safundi: The Journal of South Africa and American Studies on the theme of “Southern Identity: Geography, Culture, and History in the Making of the American South,” Volume 9, Issue 3, July 2008.
Bleeding Red: A Red Sox Fan’s Diary of the 2004 Season. (Washington, DC: New Academia/Vellum Press, October 2005)
"When We Are Tired We Shall Rest": Bus Boycotts in the US and South Africa. Under Contract, University of Georgia Press.
Articles/Chapters:

“Go Amabokoboko! Rugby, Race, Madiba and the Invictus Creation Myth of a New South Africa,” in Nigel Eltringham, Ed., Framing Africa: Portrayals of a Continent in Contemporary Mainstream Cinema (Oxford: Berghahn, 2013)


“Early Economic Civil Rights in Washington, DC: The New Negro Alliance, Howard University, and the Interracial Workshop,” in Michael Ezra, Ed., The Economic Civil Rights Movement (New York: Routledge, 2013)
“It Never Rains at Weston Field: On an Athlete Dying Twice,” The James Dickey Review, (The Masculinity Issue) XXIX (I) Fall/Winter 2012.
“Richard Wright and Black Resistance to White Supremacy: From Bigger Thomas to Henry Thomas,” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, Volume XVII, Number 2, (Fall/Winter 2010).
Ayoba!: Reflections From South Africa’s World Cup,” Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport, Vol. 6, Fall 2010.
“From Brown v Board to the Freedom Rides,” in Conflicts in American History: The Long Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1973, Brian L. Johnson and Zoe Trodd (eds.) (Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2010).
“The Death of Doubt? Sport, Race, and Nationalism in the New South Africa,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Vol. XI, #2, Summer/Fall 2010.
“Stopped at the Try Line?: Rugby, Race, and Nationalism in the New South Africa,” Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport, Vol. 5, Spring 2010. (Early version previously appeared in Proceedings of the South African Sports History Conference, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 2008).
“‘Sic ‘Em White Folks!’: Football, Massive Resistance, and the Integration of Ole Miss,” Sport History Review, Vol. 40 (May 2009)
“Morgan v. Virginia,” in Encyclopedia Virginia (Charlottesville: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 2009)
“Teaching United States and South African Race Relations,” in Carl Guarneri and James Davis, Eds., Teaching American History in a Global Context, (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2008)
“Southern Identity: Geography, Culture, and History in the Making of the American South” and “The Irony of Southern Identity: A Defense of Communal Imaginations,” in Derek Catsam and Jeff Woods, editors, special issue of Safundi: The Journal of South Africa and American Studies Vol. 9, Issue 3, July 2008.
“The Civil Rights Movement and the Presidency in the Hot Years of the Cold War: A Historical and Historiographical Assessment,” The History Compass, Vol. 6, January 2008, pp. 314-344.
“The Policing Paradox: the Dilemma of Colonial Policing and Military Security in the Age of Terrorism,” Warfare in the Age of Non-State Actors: Implications for the US Army (Proceedings of the US Army Combat Studies Institute’s Military History Symposium), (Fort Leavenworth: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2007)
“Fred Shuttlesworth,” in Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higgenbotham, Eds. African American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2008.
“‘Mister, This is Not Your Fight!’: Women and the Montgomery Freedom Ride Riots,” SLI: Studies in the Literary Imagination, Theme: “Leaping Into the Fire: Representations of Women in Race Riots,” Volume 40, Number 2, Fall 2007.
“Marching in the ‘Dark City’: Bus Boycotts in South Africa in the 1940s and the Limits and Promise of Comparative History,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3 (July 2007).
“‘When We Are Tired We Shall Rest”: Bus Boycotts in the United States of America and South Africa and Prospects for Comparative History,” TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, Vol. 3, No. 1, July 2007.
“From Little Rock Central High to Laerskool Potgietersrus: Education and Racial Change in the United States and South Africa: An Essay,” Entelequia: Interdisciplinary Journal, #3, Spring 2007.
“The Comparative Imagination: George Fredrickson and New Directions in Comparative and Transnational History,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Issue 21, January 2006, (Special issue devoted to George Fredrickson).
“‘Permanently Removed From Society’: The Cradock Four, the TRC, Moral Judgments, Historical Truth and the Dilemmas of Contemporary History,” Revista de Historia Actual (print)/Historia Actual Online 7, May 2005 (available at: http://www.hapress.com/haol.php?a=n07a11
“What’s Greatness Got to Do With It: A Response to a Response,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Issue 18, April 2005.
“James Peck,” in Mark Carnes, General Editor, American National Biography (Print Supplement #2 and Online) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).
Choosing the Wings on Which One Soars: Comparison, Historiography, and the New South Africa: A Response to Lewis V. Baldwin’s ‘Soaring on the Wings of Pride’,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Issue 17, January 2005.
“Into the Maw of Dixie: The Freedom Rides, The Civil Rights Movement, and the Politics of Race in South Carolina,” The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association 2005. Winner of the South Carolina Historical Association’s Hollis Award for the best article published in the Proceedings 2005-2007.
“Brave New Worlds: Teaching Comparative United States and South African Race Relations,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Issue 16, October 2004.
“Racial Discrimination” and “Madison Square Garden,” both in Joyce Duncan, ed. The Encyclopedia of Sport in American Culture, (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Books, 2004).
“Text, Lies, and Videotape: Truth and Reconciliation in the New South Africa,” Proteus: A Journal of Ideas issue theme: “Africa: Moving Forward Into the New Millennium,” Vol. 21, #1, Spring 2004.
“On Fenway, Faith, and Fandom: A Red Sox Fan Reflects,” in Edward Rielly, (Ed.) Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond, (New York: Haworth Press, 2003).
 “Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Cooperative Union,” and “New Negro Alliance,” in Nina Mjakij, ed. Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations, (New York: Garland Publishing, 2001).
“The Top Twenty Political Events in South African History,” Historia: Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa, Vol. 44, #1, May 1999.
“W.E.B. Du Bois,” “Martin Luther King Jr.,” to be published in The Encyclopedia of the World’s Minorities, (Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn)
“1984-1987: Period of Ungovernability and the State of Emergency.” ViaAfrica textbook project, Umtata, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 1997.
Review Essays:

Safundi Book Notes,” (recurring feature) Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, Vol. 14, #3, July 2013.


“Reconsidering Black Nationalism: Black Power, Black Consciousness, and the Black Panthers,” H-Net, January 2013.
Foreign Policy Association Analysis/Review Essay, “‘Never Again,’ Again: The Darfur Crisis,” December 5, 2008.
“Race and the Urban Setting in the West,” The Journal of the West, Summer 2008.
“African Americans, American Africans, and the Idea of an African Homeland,” Reviews in American History, Vol. 36, #1, March 2008.
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS, AND FELLOWSHIPS:

Interviewee and historical consultant, PBS The American Experience documentary, Freedom Riders, (In theaters and at festivals throughout 2010-2011; to air on PBS nationally in May, 2011).



The President’s Outstanding Research Award, UTPB: April 2011.

John Hope Franklin Research Center of African and African American History and Culture Travel Grant: Duke University, 2010-2011.

The David Bruce Centre for American Studies Fellow: Keele University (UK) Spring/Summer 2009.

Research Fellow, The Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, 2008-2009; 2003-2004.

Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Participant, seminar on “The Holocaust and Genocide in the 20th Century,” January 5-9, 2009.

UTPB Faculty Development Fund for Academic Excellence: Awarded Fall 2009 for research in England and South Africa, May-July 2009. Awarded Spring 2006 for trip to China, South Africa and England, June-July 2006. Awarded Spring 2005 for research in South Africa, December-January 2005-2006.

The President’s Outstanding Teaching Award, UTPB: April 2008.

Hollis Award, South Carolina Historical Association, 2008: For the best paper published in The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association 2005-2007.

Featured Speaker -- Humanities Texas – Speakers Bureau, since 2006.

Chautauqua Short Course: Participant, “China Confronts New Security Issues,” China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China, June 2006.

UTPB La Mancha Society Golden Windmill Award: Junior faculty award for excellence in research, UTPB 2006.

Rothermere American Institute: Resident fellow, University of Oxford, 2005.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Institute Scholar, Summer Institute “Appalachia Up Close,” Ferrum College June 2004.

Pauline Maier Dissertation Prize in American History, Finalist: The Historical Society, 2004.

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellowship: Research and Writing Fellowship, Charlottesville, Spring-Summer 2004.

Visiting Scholar, American Political Science Association Centennial Center for Political Science & Public Affairs: January 2004.

Faculty Fellow: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, 2003-2004. (Participated in Seminar on Terrorism, Israel, May-June 2003)

Faculty Summer Research Fellowship: The Deep South Regional Humanities Center, Tulane University, 2003.

Mellon Research Fellowship: The Virginia Historical Society, 2003.

Faculty/Scholar Research Grant: Minnesota State University, Summer 2003.

Houston’s Black History Workshop: Participant, March 2003.

Minnesota State University Nominee: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Stipend, September 2002.

Baker Peace Dissertation Fellowship: Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University, 2001-2002.

Supreme Court Historical Society: Seminar participant, summer 2001. Theme: The Modern Presidency and the Constitution.

Archie K. Davis Fellowship: North Caroliniana Society, 2000.

Winning Paper: American Studies Steering Committee Graduate Student Paper Competition, Ohio University, for “‘We Challenged Jim Crow’,” October 1999.      

Contemporary History Institute Travel Grant: For Travel to South Africa, June-July 1999.

Ph.D. Excellence Fund Grants: Ohio University History Department, 1998; 1999; 2000.

Contemporary History Institute Fellowship: Ohio University, 1998-1999; 2000-2001.

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship: Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1997.

Rhodes University Bursary: History Department, 1997.

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society: Inducted April 1996.

Daniel Creem Memorial Track Award: Williams College, 1993.

Class of 1960 Scholar: Williams College, Political Science Department, 1992-1993. 
Dissertations/Theses:

“‘A Brave and Wonderful Thing’: The Freedom Rides and the Integration of Interstate Transport, 1941-1965.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio University. Committee: Alonzo Hamby (Director), Katherine Jellison, Lewis Randolph, David Goldfield. Finalist for The Historical Society’s Pauline Maier Dissertation Prize in American History.


“‘The Worst Years of Our Lives’: Security Force Opposition to the Struggle for Black Equality in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, 1984-1987.” Research project at Rhodes University, 1997. Directors: Alan Booth and Paul Maylam.
 “The Jackass Brays: Massive White Resistance to the Integration of Ole Miss.” MA Thesis, UNCC. Committee: David Goldfield (director), Donna Gabaccia, Kathleen Donohue. Completed and approved, April, 1996.
Book Reviews: (For full list of books reviewed see addendum, available upon request if not included.)

My reviews have appeared in The American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, Kirkus Reviews, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of American Studies, Choice, American Communist History, The Journal of the West, The American Journal of Legal History, Aethlon, African Studies Quarterly, History: Reviews of New Books, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Alabama Review, Peace and Change, Political Science Quarterly, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Red River Valley Historical Review, Democritiya, Sportsjones, The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Current Book Reviews, H-South, H-Safrica, H-Pol, Arete, The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Bibliography Committee Newsletter.


Conference Participation and Public Presentations: (For full list of papers I have given and panels I have chaired, see addendum, available upon request if not included.)

I have presented papers or chaired panels at the following organizations’ regular conferences: Organization of American Historians; Southern Historical Association; Historical Association of South Africa; American Studies Association; Southern African Historical Society; Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa; British Association of American Studies; Southwest Social Science Association/Southwest Historical Association; World History Association of Texas; Sudan Studies Association; Association for the Study of Africa American Life and History; Virginia Forum; Canadian Association of African Studies; Northeast Workshop on Southern African Studies; Ohio Valley Historical Association; Alabama Historical Association; American Society for Legal History; Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies; Popular Culture Association; Peace History Society; Louisiana Historical Association; Social Science History Association; Policy History Association; George Mason University Sport in the Global South Conference; Ohio University Sports in Africa Conference.

I have presented papers or chaired panels at the following conferences: Sport in the Global South Conference, George Mason University; Bucerius Institute/University of Haifa “Concepts of ‘Race’ in the Humanities Conference,” University of Haifa; “Cold War Cultures” Conference, University of Texas at Austin; Richard Wright Centennial Symposium, the Dallas African American Museum; Sport History Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa; US Combat Studies Institute’s Military History Symposium; German Historical Institute’s Young Scholars Forum; Virginia Festival for the Book; Gilder-Lehrman Institute on the Civil Rights Movement, Cambridge University; “Looking at South Africa Ten Years On,” Institute for Commonwealth Studies/Centre for African Studies/School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; “Before and After Brown” Symposium, Virginia Historical Society/Hampden-Sydney College; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Symposium; American political Science Association Centennial Center Colloquium; “The Kennedy Legacy,” Symposium, Chestnut Hill College; Virginia Historical Society Research fellow Colloquium; Houston’s Black History Workshop; Citadel Conference on Civil Rights; “Secrecy, Histories, and Publics” conference, Sweet Briar College; Supreme Court Historical Society Seminar; African and African American Development, Education, and Research Training Institute, Springfield College; “Brown v. Board of Education at 50” conference, University of Canterbury.

I have given public talks before the following organizations or events: Newberry Library seminar on Sport & Culture; David Bruce Centre of American Studies, University of Keele; UTPB Constitution Day; Greater Odessa Rotary Club; Midland Rotary Club; Midland Lions Club; UTPB Phi Alpha Theta induction; UTPB Hispanic Serving Institution Roundtable; UTPN John Ben Sheppard Leadership Forum; Minnesota State University teacher-Scholar presentation; Minnesota State University History Forum; MSU Kessel Institute pathways to Peace Conference; American Studies Steering Committee Workshop, Ohio University; Contemporary History Institute Discussion Series Seminar lecture, Ohio University; Global Human Rights Conference, Ohio University; University Seminar, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University.
Op-Eds, Opinion Pieces, and Misc.: (For full list see addendum, available on request if not included.)

I am a regular columnist/writer for: (South Africa) Sunday Independent, Atlantic Community, International Relations and Security Network (ISN) “ISN Insights”; The Cape Argus (Cape Town, South Africa); History News Service; The Foreign Policy Association, and in the past wrote regularly for History News Network. My pieces have also appeared in the following: The Zimbabwean, St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN), Honolulu Advertiser, Charleston Sunday Gazette-Mail (WV), Peoria Journal-Star (IL), Free Lance Star (VA), The Standard Times (MA), Safundi Member Research Newsletter, PHS News (Peace History Society), Mixeye, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies online, The Public Sphere.


Blogs: I have been a contributor to Cliopatria and Ephblog, was a founding writer and editor of Rebunk (inactive), and currently blog for dcat, which I founded, and am the blogger on African and South African issues for the Foreign Policy Association.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Assistant Professor of History, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, July 2004-2008; Associate Professor, 2008-present: Courses Taught: “The United States Since 1877,” “Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective,” “The Civil Rights Movement,” “Modern Africa,” “Global Terrorism,” “Comparative Race Relations: The United States and South Africa” (Graduate seminar), “The Civil War and Reconstruction” (Contract Course), “South Africa,” “The US Since 1945: Liberalism, Conservatism and American Politics” (Graduate seminar), “U.S. History 1877-1928,” “U.S. History, 1929-1945,” U.S. History, 1945 to the Present,” “The Historian’s Craft” (Graduate seminar), “American Sports History,” “Race and Sports in the United States,” “South Africa,” (Graduate seminar), “The Modern Presidency and Presidential Elections in the United States,” “Global Sports History,” “Freshman Seminar.”, “Presidential Politics,” “Graduate History Thesis Seminar.”

Assistant Professor of History, Minnesota State University, Mankato, August 2002-May 2004, (Also Program Faculty in the Ethnic Studies Program):  Courses Taught: “United States History Since 1877;” “The Civil Rights Movement,” “The United States Since 1945,” “Comparative United States/South African Race Relations,”  “Modern Africa” (Graduate seminar).

Teacher of Record, Ohio University: (1999-2000; summer 2001) “The United States Since 1900,” and “The United States Since 1945.”

Group Leader, The Experiment in International Living: Led group of high school students on community service and peace studies work in Ireland and Northern Ireland, Summer 2000.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ohio University: “American Baseball Since 1930,” Dr. Charles Alexander, Spring 1998. “Women in American History Since 1877,” Dr. Katherine Jellison, Winter 1998.“Espionage and History,” Dr. Alan Booth, Fall 1996.

Tutorial Leader, Rhodes University: “The Changing World: Modern World History,” 1997.

Resident Teacher, EXCEL at Williams College: “America in the 1960s,” Summer 1996.

Advanced Studies Program, St. Paul’s School: (Concord, NH) Coordinator of House Supervisors, Summer 1995. House Supervisor, Summer 1994. Teaching Intern, “Law and Government,” Summer 1993.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

Book Review Co-Editor: Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 2013-present.

Member of Editorial Board: Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 2003-present.

Texas State Historic Preservation Review Board: Appointed November 2009.

University of Texas of the Permian Basin Faculty Senator: 2005-present. Member of Faculty Affairs Committee, 2006-present, (Chair, 2007-2011). Vice President, Fall 2009-2011; President, Fall 2011-present; This also places me on myriad university committees, including Budget and Planning, Administrative Council, HOP Committee, Academic Council; Dean’s Council, Compliance Committee; It also gives me a place on the University of Texas System Faculty Advisory Council, on which I have also been Co-Chair of the Academic Affairs and Faculty Quality Committee, 2012-present.

University of Texas of the Permian Basin Faculty Committees: University Athletics Committee, 2007-present (Chair, Fall 2008-present); athletics discipline hearings committee); Equity and Access Committee 2005-present; Faculty Athletics Committee 2006-Present; Working Group on Campus Activities, 2007; University Grievance Committee, 2008-present; ad hoc committee on student retention, 2009; International Travel Committee, 2010-present; College Committee on Tenure and Promotion (alternate) 2010-2011; Faculty/Instructional Development Committee.

Football Scholars Forum: 2013-present.

National Book Critics Circle: 2007-present.

Society for American Baseball Research: 2007-present.

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa: 2007-present.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History: 2006-present.

Bi-Monthly Exposure to Emerging Research: Founder, 2006.

Canadian Association of African Studies: 2005-2006.

Editorial Board: Journal of Social and Ecological Boundaries, Fall 2005-present.

The Historical Society: 2004-present.

Alabama Historical Association : 2003-present.

Contemporary History Institute: Ohio University, 1996-2003.

Supreme Court Historical Society: 2001.

American Historical Association: 2000-present.

Organization of American Historians: 2000-present.

Southern Historical Association: 1998-present.

Peace History Society: 2000-2002.

African Studies Association: 2002-present.

American Political Science Association: 2002-present.

Popular Culture Association: 2000-2001; 2002-2004.

Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies: 2000-present.

Northeast Workshop on Southern Africa: 2000-present.

Action Coordinator, Education Committee, Global Human Rights Conference: 1999.

Ohio University African Studies Association: 1998-2002.

African & African-American Development, Education, Research and Training Institute: 1998-2002.

Eastern Cape (South Africa) Oral Studies Association: 1997.
SELECT RESEARCH, CONSULTING and MEDIA INTERVIEWS: (For full list see addendum, available on request if not included.)

ViaAfrica Textbook Project: Researched and wrote for new Standard 10 history textbook for South African high school students, 1997.

ECOSA Robben Island Oral History Project: Conducted interviews and ran video project for East London (South Africa) Museum project on Robben Island Veterans, August 1997.
MISCELLANEOUS:

--Reading proficiency in Afrikaans (passed Rhodes University Department of Afrikaans proficiency examination, Sept. 1997).

--- Broadcaster for UTPB sports on UTPB Falcon Radio.

--Active interest in sports, politics, and music: Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Coach, Bishop Ireton High School (Alexandria, VA) March 2001-June 2002. (Coach of Girls Virginia State Catholic Track and Field Champions, 2002). Have also served as volunteer varsity track assistant coach at UTPB (2005), MSU (2002-2003), Ohio University (1998), and UNCC (1994) and head track coach at Concord-Carlisle (MA) High School (1994). Eight time varsity indoor and outdoor track and field letter winner at Williams, 1989-1993; Daniel Creem Memorial Track Prize, Williams College, 1993; Greater Boston Track Club, 1994; Rhodes University Rugby club 2nd XV, 1997; UTPB Chancel Choir, 2004-present; Fair Game, Washington, DC a cappella group, 2000-present; Williams Octet, 1991-1993; Williams Jazz Ensemble, 1991; UNCC University Chorale, 1994. Guest auctioneer for Midland Rockhounds’18th Annual West Texas Sports Banquet & Memorabilia Auction, February 2009.


References and Copies of Papers Available on Request     

Curriculum Vita Addendum

Derek Charles Catsam
Book Reviews, Conference Presentations, and Op-ed Pieces
Reviews:

“Sharpeville in Context,” Review of Tom Lodge, Sharpeville: A Massacre and its Consequences, H-SAfrica, September 2013.


Review of Shana Bernstein, Bridges of Reform: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles, Journal of American Studies, Vol. 47, Issue 3, August 2013.
Review of Joseph M. Turrini, The End of American Track and Field, Journal of Sport History, 39:1, Spring 2012.
Review of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, Florida Historical Quarterly, Winter 2012.
Review of Rebecca de Schweinitz, If We Could Change The World: Young People and America’s Long Struggle For Racial Equality, American Historical Review, October 2011.
Review of Monica Nucciarone, Alexander Cartwright: The Life Behind the Baseball Legend, Arete, May 2011.
Review of David K. Wiggins and R. Pierre Rodgers, Rivals: Legendary Matchups That Made Sports History, Journal of Sport History, Vol. 38, No. 1, Spring, 2011.
Review of Keith M. Finley, Delaying the Dream: Southern Senators and the Fight Against Civil Rights, forthcoming, Red River Valley Historical Review.
Review of Kyle Longley, Senator Albert Gore, Sr.: Tennessee Maverick, forthcoming, American Communist History.
Review of Pamela E. Brooks, Boycotts, Buses and Passes: Black Women’s Resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa, Journal of Southern History, Vol. LXXVII, No. 1, February 2011.
Review of Jerry L. Walls and Gregory Bassham, Eds., Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint, Aethlon, 27:2 (Spring-Summer 2010).
Review of Adele Oltman, Sacred Mission, Worldly Ambition: Black Christian Nationalism in the Age of Jim Crow, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. XLIV, #4, (Winter 2010).
Review of Steven R. Goldzwig, Truman’s Whistle Stop Campaign, Journal of the West, Vol. 49, No. 1, (Winter 2010).
Review of Rory McVeigh, The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan:Right Wing Movements and National Politics, History: Reviews of New Books, Vol. 38, No. 4, October 2010.
Review of Brian J. Daugherity and Charles C. Bolton, With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 118, No. 2, Summer 2010.
Review of Emmett H. Buell Jr. and Lee Sigelman, Attack Politics: Negativity in Presidential Campaigns Since 1960 (Second Edition, Revised and Updated), Southwest Journal of Cultures, Winter 2009.
Review of James Sanders, Apartheid’s Friends, H-SAfrica, November 2009.
Review of Andreas W. Daum, Kennedy in Berlin, History: Reviews of New Books, Spring 2009, Vol. 37, Issue 3.
Review of Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game, Arete, November, 2008. Republished in the Society for American Baseball Research Bibliography Committee Newsletter, January 2009.
Review of Goran Hyden, African Politics in Comparative Perspective, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Current Book Reviews, July 2008.
Review of Robert O. Collins and James N. Burns, A History of Sub-Saharan Africa, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Current Book Reviews, April 2008.
Review of Glenn Feldman, Editor, Before Brown: Civil Rights and White Backlash in the Modern South, The American Journal of Legal History, Vol. 49, No. 4 (October 2007).
Review of Manfred Berg, “The Ticket to Freedom”: The NAACP and the Struggle for Black Political Integration, The Journal of Southern History. Vol. 73, #3, August 2007.
Review of Peniel Joseph, Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2007.
Review of John Heidenry and Brett Topel, The Boys Who Were Left Behind: The 1944 World Series Between the Hapless St. Louis Browns and the Legendary St. Louis Cardinals, Aethlon, XXIV:1, Fall 2006/Winter 2007.
Review of James Barber, Mandela’s World: The International Dimension of South Africa’s Political Revolution and Sean Jacobs & Richard Calland, Editors, Thabo Mbeki’s World: The Politics and Ideology of the South African President, African Studies Quarterly. Vol. 9, Issue 1&2, Fall 2006.
Review of C. J. Jones and Tom Hazuka, A Method to March Madness: An Insider’s Look at the Final Four, October 2006, Arete.
Review of Craig S. Pascoe, Karen Trahan Leathem, and Andy Ambrose, Editors, The American South in the Twentieth Century, History: Reviews of New Books, Volume 34, Number 3, Spring 2006.
Review of Thomas P. Odom, Journey Into Darkness: Genocide in Rwanda, History: Reviews of New Books, Vol. 34, #2, Winter 2006.
Review of Lynda Schuster, A Burning Hunger: One Family’s Struggle Against Apartheid, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 40, No. 3 (2006).
Review of Lance Hill, The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement, forthcoming, Virginia Quarterly Review.
Review or Renee Romano, Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America, March 2006, H-South.
Review of Warren St. John, Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Journey Into the Heart of Fan Mania, ARETE (Sports Literature Association) February 2006.
Review of Daniel Byman, Deadly Connections: States That Sponsor Terrorism in Democratiya #3, January-February 2006.
Review of Frye Gaillard, Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America, Alabama Review Vol. 59, No. 1, January 2006.
Review of Howard W. French, A Continent For the Taking: The Hope and Tragedy of Africa, in History: Reviews of New Books Vol. 34, #1, Fall 2005.
Review of Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Race For Sanctions: African Americans Against Apartheid, 1946-1994, History: Reviews of New Books, Vol. 33, #4, Summer 2005.
Review of Peter Wallenstein, Blue Laws and Black Codes: Conflict, Courts and Change in Twentieth Century Virginia, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 113, #2, 2005.
Review of Theron J Hopkins, The Eighty Yard Run, June 2005, Arete.
Review of Charles P. Korr, The End of Baseball As We Knew It: The Players Union, 1960-81. Arete (Sports Literature Association), October 2004.
Review of Wilfred B. Moore, Kyle S. Sinisi, and David H. White, Jr., Eds. Warm Ashes: Issues in Southern History at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century. H-South, August 2004.
Review of William C. Kashatus, September Swoon: Richie Allen, the ’64 Phillies, and Racial Integration. Book Notes, Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2004. 
Review of Princeton Lyman, Partner to History: The U.S. Role in South Africa’s Transition to Democracy. Peace and Change,Vol. 29, # 1, January 2004; Different version on H-Net (H-Safrica), December 2002.
Review of Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, The Bang Bang Club: Snapshots From a Hidden War, African Studies Quarterly, Fall 2003. 
Review of Michael G. Long, Against Us, But For Us: Martin Luther King Jr., and the State and Lewis V. Baldwin, et. al. The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Boundaries of Law, Politics and Religion. Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 117 #4, Winter 2002-2003.
Review of Glynn Leyshon, Waiting for Big Louie, H-Arete, January 2003.
Review of Diane McWhorter, Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil; Rights Revolution. H-Net (H-South), November 2002.
Review of Rrekgetsi Chimeloane, Whose Laetjie Are You?: My South African Boyhood. H-Net (H-Safrica), May, 2002.
Review of Jack Davis, (ed.) The Civil Rights Movement, H-Net (H-Pol), May 2002. 
Review of Dick Schaap, (ed.) The Best American Sports Writing, 2000, H-Net (H-Arete), November 2001.
Review of Pat Jordan, A False Spring. H-Net (H-Arete), June 2001.
Review of Peter Alexander and Rick Halpern (eds.), Racializing Class, Classifying Race: Labour and Difference in Britain, the USA and Africa. H-Net (H-Safrica) May, 2001. 
Review of Steven Lawson and Charles Payne, Debating the Civil Rights Movement, H-Net Feature Review (H-Pol) October 2000. 
Review of Bruce Clayton and John Salmond, Debating Southern History, H-Net Feature Review (H-South) October 2000. 
Review of John Carroll’s Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football, H-Net (H-Arete), June 2000.
Review of Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Sportsjones Magazine, July 5, 1999.
“Hoop Dreams and Gridiron Glory: Excess and Excellence in American Sporting Culture,” H-Net Review Essay, May 1999.
Reviewed for Kirkus:

Pelé (with Brian Winter), Why Soccer Matters; Cass R. Sunstein, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas, forthcoming; Tim Hornbaker, Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey, forthcoming; Doug Wilson, Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson, forthcoming; Jacqueline Jones, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America, forthcoming; Marianne Schnall, What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership, and Power, forthcoming; J. R. Moehringer, Editor, The Best American Sports Writing, 2013, forthcoming; Eduardo Galeano, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, July 2013; The Clemente Family, Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero, July 2013; Nate Jackson, Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival From the Bottom of the Pile, July 2013; Kenneth W. Mack and Guy-Uriel Charles, The New Black: What Has Changed – And What Has Not – With Race in America, July 2013; Chris Anderson and David Sally, The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer is Wrong, June 2013; Peter E. Meltzer, So You Think You Know Baseball? A Fan’s Guide to the Official Rules, June 2013; Noah Feldman, Cool War: The Future of Global Competition, June 2013; Tom Clavin, The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream, May 2013; Dorothy Ours, Battleship: A Daring Heiress, A Teenage Jockey, and America’s Horse, May 2013; William Fotheringham, Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddie Merckx, Cycling’s Greatest Champion, March 2013; Oliver Horovitz, An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course, February 2013; Bill Jones, The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn’t Stop, January 2013; Doug Wilson, The Bird: The Life and Legacu of Mark Fidrych, December 2012; Joe Mozingo, The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, Our Search for Family, October 2012; John Eisenberg, Ten-Gallon War: The NFL’s Cowboys, the AFL’s Texans, and the Feud for Dallas’s Pro Football Future, October 2012; Jimmy Burns, La Roja: How Soccer Conquered Spain and how Spanish Soccer Conquered the World, September 2012; Seth Rosenfeld, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power, August 2012; Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen, Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop, June/July 2012; Douglas Foster, After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa, June/July 2012; Jack McCallum, Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever, May/June 2012; James Mann, The Obamians: How a Band of Newcomers Redefined American Power, April/May 2012; Ronnie Kasrils, The Unlikely Secret Agent, March/April 2012; Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin, Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It, March 2012; James Dodson, American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and the Modern Age of Golf, March 2012; David C. Unger, The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs, December 2011/January 2012; Richard Bonin, Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi’s Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq, November 2011;

Tony Horwitz, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, September 2011; David Willman, The Mirage Man: Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America’s Rush to War, May 2011.



Reviewed for Choice:

Chris Hallinan and Barry Judd (Eds.), Native Games: Indigenous Peoples and Sports in the Post-Colonial World, forthcoming; Jeanne Theoharis, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, September 2013; Benjamin Houston, The Nashville Way: Racial Etiquette and the Struggle for Justice in a Southern City, May 2013; Philip E. Muehlenbeck, Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy’s Courting of African Nationalist Leaders, September 2012; Library of Congress website NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom, 1909-2009, July 2011; Greta de Jong, The Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle After 1965, April 2011; Tunde Adeleke, The Case Against Afrocentrism, August 2010; NAACP and The Crisis Magazine, NAACP: Celebrating a Century, 100 Years in Picture, January 2010; Alusaine Jalloh and Toyin Falola, Editors, The United States and West Africa, December 2009; Thomas Dyja, Walter White: The Dilemma of Black Identity in America, October 2009; Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950, May 2009; Isaiah O. Adegbile, The African and African American History: An Introduction: The Political-Socio-Economic Context in Historical Perspective, April 2009; Russell T. Wigginton, The Strange Career of the Black Athlete: African Americans and Sports, July 2007; Gerald R. Gems, The Athletic Crusade: Sport and American Cultural Imperialism, June 2007; Denton L. Watson (with Elizabeth M. Nuxoll) Editor, The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr.: v. 1: 1942-1943; v. 2: 1944-1946, October 2006; Steve Estes, I Am A Man! Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement, January 2006; Charles K. Ross (Ed.), Race and Sport: The Struggle For Racial Equality On and Off the Field, September 2005; Peter Alegi Laduma!: Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa, June 2005; Kathryn Jay, More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945, April 2005; Nikhal Pal Singh, Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle For Democracy. February 2005.

 

Paper Presentations, Lectures, and Invited Talks: (copies available upon request):

“‘That South Africa Team Tour Represents a Racist Policy’: The 1981 Springbok Tour to the United States,” Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies, East Carolina University, September 28, 2013.


“Tired Feet and Empty Pockets: The Montgomery (Alabama) and Alexandra (South Africa) Bus Boycotts in Comparative Perspective, presented at Boycotts Past and Present International Conference, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck College, University of London, June 20, 2013.
“‘No Rugby With Racists!’: North American Anti-Apartheid Activism and the 1981 Springbok Tour to the United States,” presented at the Northeastern Workshop on Southern Africa, Burlington, VT, April 19, 2013.
“W. E. B. DuBois, South Africa, and Phylon’s ‘A Chronicle of Race Relations,” 1940-1944,” presented at “W. E. B. DuBois and the Wings of Atlanta 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference,” Clark Atlanta University, February 22, 2013.
Invited Speaker, “The Freedom Rides,” presented at TeCo Theater, Bishop Arts Theater Center Black History Month Series Speaker Series, February 15th and 16th, 2013.
Plenary Speaker, “Tired Feet, Rested Souls, Empty Pockets: Bus Boycotts in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s,” presented at “Globalization and the Humanities: Texas and the World” conference, Texas A & M University, Commerce, November 16, 2012.
Panel Discussion Participant, “Remaking Sport: South Africa’s First Twenty Years of ‘Unity’,” Sport and the Global South II conference, George Mason University, November 12, 2012.
Invited speaker, Marian University seminar and speaker series, November 9, 2012: Student Seminar: “Isn’t That Just Like . . .?: Thinking Comparatively in History Without Losing Your Mind”; Public Lecture: “The Freedom Rides”; Faculty Seminar: “Beyond the World Cup(s): Sport and Transformation in South Africa Since 1994.”
Featured Author and Speaker, East Texas Book Fest, “Tracking the Freedom Riders,” September 8, 2012, University of Texas at Tyler.
“Combating Hardships: Bus Boycotts in South Africa, 1953-1954, and International Implications,” Historical Association of South Africa Biennial Conference, University of Pretoria, July 6, 2012.
“The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: The 2010 World Cup and Nation Building in South Africa,” Presented at the Sports in Africa Conference, “Sports in Africa: Sports and Community Building in Africa and the Global South,” Ohio University, April 7, 2012.
“Tired Feet and Empty Pockets: American and South African Bus Boycotts in Comparative Perspective,” Presented at the Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies/South East Africanist Network Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February 4, 2012.
“Of Pixies and Golden Girls: Zola Budd, Caster Semenya, and the Burden of Race and Gender in South African Athletics,” Presented at Sport in the Global South Conference, George Mason University, 16 November, 2011.
“‘It’s Time for Africa’: South Africa and the 2010 World Cup,” presented at the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Conference, 4 November, 2011.
Featured Speaker, “The Long Road to Parchman: North Carolina and the Desegregation of Interstate Busing,” Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 26 October 2011.
“Of Fares and Fairness: Bus Boycotts in Durham, Baton Rouge, and the Witwatersrand in the early 1950s,” presented at the Northeast Workshop in Southern African Studies (NEWSA) October 21, 2011.
“Turning Points: Civil Rights and Jim Crow, Apartheid and Resistance,” South African Historical Society Biennial Conference, 29 June 2011.
“Freedom’s Main Line: The Freedom Rides at 50,” Miller Center of Public Affairs Forum Talk, University of Virginia, May 2, 2011.
Panel Participant, “Writing About the Movement,” Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Conference and Reunion: Travelling Down Freedom’s Main Line, April 29, 2011.
“Tired Feet, Rested Souls, and Empty Pockets: Bus Boycotts and the Politics of Race in the U.S. and South Africa,” John Hope Franklin Research Center for African American History and Culture Invited Talk, Duke University, March 17, 2011.
“Freedom’s Main Line: The Freedom Rides at 50,” Tarrant County College Black History Month Lecture, February 24, 2011.
Participant on Roundtable Panel, “The Freedom Rides in History and Film: a 50-Year Retrospective,” and film screening of Freedom Riders, American Historical Association annual meeting, Boston, January 7, 2011.
“From Apartheid to Liberation: Race, History, and South African Historiography,” presented at the “Concepts of Race in the Humanities” Conference, Bucerius Institute for research in Contemporary German History and Society, University of Haifa, 28 October, 2010.
“Destructive Engagement: United States, South Africa, and the Cold War in the 1980s,” Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference, University of Texas at Austin, 30 September-3 October, 2010.
“The Unhappiest Year(s) of Our Lives?: The Long 1985 and Apartheid South Africa’s Tipping Point,” Historical Association of South Africa Annual Meeting, special session, University of Pretoria/University of Potchefstroom, June 9/July 21 2010.
“Stopped at the Try Line? Rugby, Race and Nationalism in the New South Africa,” presented at the Newberry Library’s Seminar on Sport and Culture, April 23, 2010.
“White Supremacy, Black Liberation, and Transnationalism: Bus Boycotts in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s,” presented at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting, Washington, DC, April 7, 2010.
“From Mandela to Morgan Freeman: Liberation, Politics, Rugby and the New South Africa,” Invited talk, Albright College, February 18, 2010.
“Assessing Democratization in Southern Africa: The Cases of Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe,” Presented at the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 2009.
“Marching in the Dark Cities: Bus Boycotts in Alexandra and Harlem (New York) in the 1940s,” South African Historical Society, University of South Africa, June 2009.
“‘Digging in for a Long Fight’: Bus Boycotts, White Supremacy, and Black Resistance in the US and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s,” Visiting Fellow Seminar Presentation, The David Bruce Centre for American Studies, University of Keele, May 13, 2009.
“What Does It All Mean?: Barack Obama’s First One Hundred Days,” presented as part of participation on “The Obama Administration After 100 Days: A Roundtable,” The David Bruce Centre for American Studies, University of Keele, May 6, 2009.
“From America’s Black Promised Land to South Africa’s Dark City: Bus Boycotts in Harlem (USA) and Alexandra (South Africa) in the 1940s,” British Association for American Studies, University of Nottingham, April 2009.
“Marching in the Dark Cities: The World War II Bus Boycotts in Harlem (USA) and Alexandra (SA),” World History Association of Texas Annual Meeting, March 2009.
“From Bigger Thomas to Henry Thomas: Richard Wright and the Civil Rights Movement,” invited speaker, at the African American Museum of Dallas’ Richard Wright Centennial Symposium, “Richard Wright: A Legend in His Own Wright,” November 7-8, 2008.
“Separated Developments: White Supremacy and Black resistance in South Africa and the United States in the 1940s,” presented at the Historical Association of South Africa conference, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, July 2008.

“Stopped at the Try Line?: Rugby, Race, and Nationalism in the New South Africa,” presented at South African Sports History Conference, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 1, 2008.


“Never Again, Again: The United States, the Darfur Crisis, and Sudan,” presented at the Annual meeting of the Sudan Studies Association, Florida State University, Tallahassee, May 17, 2008.
“Never Again, Again: The Darfur Crisis and Global Inaction,” presented at the first annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Washington, DC, April 26, 2008.
“Different Paths: White Supremacy and Black Resistance in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s,” presented at the British Association of American Studies Annual Conference, Edinburgh University, Scotland, March 27-30, 2008.
“Jim Crow, Swart Gevaar, and Winds of Change: Segregation and Resistance in South Africa and the United States in the 1940s,” presented at the Southwest Social Science Association/Southwest Historical Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 14, 2008.
“Simultaneous Developments: Black Resistance to White Supremacy in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s,” presented at the World History Association of Texas Meeting, St. Edward’s University, Austin, February 15, 2008.
“The Policing Paradox: the Dilemma of Colonial Policing and Military Security in the Age of Terrorism,” Presented at the US Army Combat Studies Institute’s Military History Symposium, “Warfare in the Age of Non-State Actors: Implications for the US Army” Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 11, 2007.
“The Kennedys and the Freedom Rides,” Presented at the British Association of American Studies Annual Meeting, University of Leicester, April 19-22, 2007.
“From Alexandria to Montgomery and Back: Bus Boycotts in the US and South Africa and the Prospects for Comparative History,” Young Scholars Forum, “Beyond the Nation, US History in Transnational Perspective,” sponsored by the German Historical Institute and hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington, March 29-April 1, 2007.

“Marching in the ‘Dark City’: Bus Boycotts in South Africa in the 1940s,” Southwestern Historical Association/Southwest Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, March 16, 2007.


Panel organizer and participant, “The Freedom Rides: A Civil Rights Landmark at 45,” Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, (Panel held at the 16th Street Baptist Church) November 18, 2006.
“Bus Boycotts in the U. S. and South Africa and the ‘Long 1960s’,” presented at the American Studies Association annual meeting, Oakland, October 14, 2006.
“Not for Reconciliation But For Freedom: The Congress of Racial Equality, Nonviolence, and the Planning of the Freedom Rides,” presented at the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, September 29, 2006.
“‘When We Are Tired We Shall Rest’: Bus Boycotts in the U. S. and South Africa and the prospects for Comparative History,” (Revised) presented at the History Association of South Africa Jubilee Conference, University of Pretoria, June 27, 2006.
“‘When We Are Tired We Shall Rest’: Bus Boycotts in the U. S. and South Africa,” presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association/Southwestern Historical Association annual meeting, San Antonio, April 14, 2006.
Sic Temper Tyrannis: Challenging Jim Crow On the Ground and in the Courts in the Old Dominion,” presented at the Virginia Forum, Shenandoah University, April 7, 2006.
Virginia Festival For the Book, Invited Participant, panel “For Sports Fanatics,” March 22-26, 2006.
“‘When We Are Tired We Shall Rest’: Bus Boycotts in the U. S. and South Africa and the prospects for Comparative History,” presented at the World History Association of Texas annual meeting, Texas Lutheran University, February 25, 2006.
Roundtable Participant, “Remembering Our Past, Working Toward Our Future: The Voting Rights Act and Minority Communities in West Texas,” UTPB, September 20, 2005.
“The Freedom Rides,” Seminar Presentation given at Gilder-Lehrman Institute on the Civil Rights Movement, August 10, 2005, Clare College, Cambridge University (Tony Badger, Director).
“‘Permanently Removed From Society’: The Cradock Four, the TRC, Moral Judgments, Historical Truth, and the Dilemmas of Contemporary History,” Presented at the Canadian Association of African Studies/Canadian Council of Area Studies Learned Societies annual meeting, Montreal, Canada, April 28, 2005.
“‘Men of Peace Murdered’: Lies, Obfuscation, Revelation and the Killing of the Cradock Four,” Presented at the Northeast Workshop on Southern Africa (NEWSA), Burlington, Vermont, April 24, 2005.
“‘Sic ‘Em White Folks!’: Football, Massive Resistance and the Integration of Ole Miss,” Presented at Ohio Valley Historical Conference, Tennessee Tech University, October 22, 2004.
“Prime Evil and the ‘Miracle’: Eugene de Kock, the TRC and the New South Africa,” Presented at “Looking at South Africa: Ten years On” conference, sponsored jointly by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Centre for African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, September 10, 2004.
“‘I’m Riding the Front Seat to Montgomery This Time’: The Nashville Movement and the Freedom Rides,” Presented at Alabama Historical Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, May 8, 2004.

 

“Confronting the Political Museum Piece: The Freedom Rides, Civil Rights, and the Politics of Massive Resistance in Virginia,” Presented at “Before and After Brown” Symposium, Hampden-Sydney College April 1 2004 and The Virginia Historical Society, April 2, 2004.


“Crossing State Lines: The Freedom Rides and White Supremacy, 1961,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, March 2004.
“The Freedom Rides,” Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Colloquium, March 9, 2004.
“Into the Maw of Dixie: the Freedom Rides, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Politics of Race in South Carolina,” presented at the South Carolina Historical Association’s Annual Meeting, Bob Jones University, March 6, 2004.
“The Freedom Rides,” Presented at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow’s Conversation, February 17, 2004.
“The Freedom Ride and American Politics,” Presented at American Political Science Association Colloquium, January 28, 2004.
“The Kennedys and the Freedom Rides,” Presented at “The Kennedy Legacy: A Forty Year Perspective,” Chestnut Hill College, November 22, 2003.
“Erasing the Badge of Inferiority: Segregated Interstate Transport on the Ground and in the Courts, 1941-1960,”  Presented at American Society for Legal History Conference, Washington, DC. November 15, 2003.
“Teaching and Researching the Freedom Rides,” Minnesota State University Teacher-Scholar Fellow Presentation, MSU, November 4, 2003.
“‘Hallelujah, I’m A-Travelin!’: Freedom Riding Through The Old Dominion,”  Colloquium Presentation at the Virginia Historical Society Research Colloquium Series, June 11, 2003.
“The Freedom Rides and the Civil Rights Movement,” Minnesota State University History Forum, Spring Lecture, April 9, 2003.
 “The ‘CNN Effect’, the ‘Liberal Media’, and the Modern Political Dialogue,” Presented at Kessel Peace Institute’s Pathways to Peace Conference, Minnesota State University, April 8, 2003.
  “‘What Are They? Freedom Riders?’: A Civil Rights Landmark and its Legacy,” Presented at Houston’s Black History Workshop, March 2003.
 “Crossing the Rubicon: The Freedom Rides in South Carolina,” presented at the Citadel Conference on the Civil Rights Movement, March 2003.
 “Ubu, Eugene De Kock, and the TRC: Secrecy and South African Society in the 1980s and 1990s,”Presented at the “Secrecy, Histories, and Publics” conference at Sweet Briar College, March 16, 2002.  
“The Freedom Rides and the Courts,” Supreme Court Historical Society Seminar, 2001.
  “‘We Challenged Jim Crow’: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Origins of Direct Action Civil Rights Protest in the 1940s,” Presented at American Studies Steering Committee Workshop, Ohio University, October 19, 1999. Portions presented at the Popular Culture Association Conference, Protest Issues and Actions Section, New Orleans, April 19-22, 2000 and at the History of Peace Movements Conference, Western Washington University April 28-30, 2000.
 “‘Those Who Command the Ones That Pulled the Trigger See Us As Less Than Human’: The Langa Massacre and State Violence in South Africa,” presented at the Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies Conference, April 14-15, 2000. Revised version presented at the Northeast Workshop on Southern Africa, Burlington, VT, October 28, 2000.
“‘Sic ‘Em White Folks’: Organized Resistance to the Integration of Ole Miss,” presented at the Louisiana Historical Association conference, Lafayette, LA, March 25, 2000.
 “Stopped at the Try Line: Rugby, Race and Nationalism in the New South Africa,” Presented at the African and African American Development, Education and Resource Training Institute (AADERT) Conference, Springfield, MA, December 3, 1999.
 “From Little Rock Central High School to Laerskool Potgietersrus: Comparative School Integration in the United States and South Africa,” Presented at the Social Science History Association Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 11-14, 1999.
 “‘Men of Peace Murdered: Lies, Obfuscation, and the Killing of the Cradock Four (1985), A South African Case Study,” South African Historical Society’s Biennial Conference, Bellville, South Africa, July 11-14, 1999. Lecture presented at Contemporary History Institute Discussion Series Seminar Lecture, Ohio University, March 11, 1999.
 “‘Permanently Removed From Society’: Ambiguity, Deceit, and Obfuscation as Public Policy in the South African Apartheid Regime,” Policy History Conference, St. Louis, May 27-31, 1999.
 “Education Transformation in the New South Africa,” Presented at the Global Human Rights Conference, Ohio University, March 6, 1999.
 “Text, Lies, and Videotape: Truth and Reconciliation in the New South Africa,” presented at UNCC Graduate History Forum, April 1998; seminar presented at Contemporary History Institute Discussion Series, Ohio University, April 1998; Revised version delivered at the African and African-American Development, Education, Research and Training Institute’s Annual Conference, Springfield College, July, 1998.
 “Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs: A Case Study of the University of Mississippi.” University Seminar, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University, September 1997.
Mississippi Burning: Rewriting Civil Rights History.” Presented at the University of South Carolina Graduate History Conference on Film and History, April 1996.
 “Hurry Up and Wait: An Introduction to White Resistance of the Integration of Ole Miss.” Presented at UNCC Graduate History Forum, March 1996.
 “The State of North Carolina v. Tackett: The Evolution of a Precedent.” Presented at UNCC Graduate History Forum, March 1995.
Panel Chair/Discussant:

Panel Chair, “Polar Science and Nuclear Diplomacy,” Historical Association of South Africa Biennial Conference, University of Pretoria, July 6, 2012.


Panel Chair, “Development Politics and Policies,” Sport in the Global South Conference, George Mason University, 16 November, 2011.
Panel Chair and Discussant, “Conflict and Progress: Contrasting Paths in Africa’s development,” Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Conference, 4 November 2011.
Panel Chair, “The Philosophical & Legal Origins of the 1961 Freedom Rides,” Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Conference and Reunion: Travelling Down Freedom’s Main Line, April 29, 2011.
Panel Chair and Discussant, “Rethinking Africa,” Southwestern Social Science Association/Southwestern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 14, 2008.
Panel Chair and Discussant, “Post-WWII US Foreign Policy: Trade and Containment,” (Phi Alpha Theta Panel) Southwestern Social Science Association/Southwestern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 14, 2008.
Panel Chair and Discussant, “American Cultural History,” (Phi Alpha Theta Session), Southwestern Social Science Association/Southwestern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, March 17, 2007.
Panel Chair, “The African American Experience,” (Phi Alpha Theta Session), Southwestern Social Science Association/Southwestern Historical Association annual meeting, San Antonio, April 14, 2006.
Panel Discussant, “Blue and Gray,” Southwestern Social Science Association/Southwestern Historical Association annual meeting, San Antonio, April 14, 2006.
Panel Chair, “Race and Violence in America,” (Phi Alpha Theta Panel) Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 26, 1005.
Panel Chair: “Brown v. Board of Education at 50” Conference, University of Canterbury, September 4, 2004.



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