Marne L. Campbell is an Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in the department of African American Studies. She earned her PhD in History at UCLA. She also has a Master’s Degree from the Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies, and her undergraduate degrees are in History and Afro-American Studies from UCLA. Her book entitled, Making Black Los Angeles: Gender, Class and Community 1850 – 1917 (2016, University of North Carolina Press) emphasizes issues of labor, politics, and culture through the intersection of this diverse community with other communities of color. She has completed an extensive database of almost every African American family in Los Angeles (1850 - 1910).
Dr. Campbell has published essays in the Journal of Urban History as well as the Journal of African American History, and the American Studies Journal. Currently, she is working on a book about race, gender, and crime in early Los Angeles, and co-authoring a book on civil unrest in America with Brenda E. Stevenson.
Dr. Campbell is the recipient of the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. She has also received research support from the Huntington Library and the Bellarmine College at LMU.
Dr. Campbell’s research and teaching interests focus on the middle 19th and early 20th century urban U.S., and has taught a range of specialized courses on U.S. Religious History, History of the West, Gender History, and History of Los Angeles, as well as surveys of American and African American History.
University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D., History 2006
University of California, Los Angeles: M.A., Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies 2000
University of California, Los Angeles: B.A., Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies 1997
University of California, Los Angeles: B.A., History 1997
Areas of Expertise (5)
African American History
The American West
19th and 20th Century US History
Gender and Women's HIstory
Industry Expertise (3)
Training and Development
- Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
- Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH)
- American Historical Association (AHA)
- Organization of American Historians
Introduction to African American Studies
An introductory course designed to give an overview of African American Studies in order to familiarize the student with the history, culture, aspirations, and contemporary issues of the African American experience.
African American History
An analysis of the historical forces which shaped the African American experience in America from past to present.
Race, Gender, and the Law
This course will explore the ways in which the American legal system has contributed to the shaping of race and gender in American culture.
This course will explore how and why hip hop has become a global phenomenon, examining themes within hip hop culture with a primary focus on race, gender, class, sexuality, and youth politics of hip hop.
Major Themes in African American History
Explores the major historical themes in African American History such as Slavery and Freedom, The Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights and Black Power, and African Americans at the Turn of the 21st Century.
Black Women's History
This course provides a look into the role of the Black Woman in a Historical context
Civil Rights in America
A look at the development of Civil Rights in America
Race and Ethnic Relations
An in depth look at the relationship between Race and Ethnicity
History of Ethnic America
This course will look at the History of Ethnic America
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Marie Dallam, Daddy Grace: A Celebrity Preacher and his House of Prayer. New York, NYU Press, 2007