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Marne L. Campbell - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles , CA, US

Marne L. Campbell Marne L. Campbell

Associate Professor of African American Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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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.

Education (4)

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

Urban History

Industry Expertise (3)



Training and Development

Affiliations (4)

  • 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

Courses (9)

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.

Hip-Hop 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

Articles (6)

African American Women, Wealth Accumulation, and Social Welfare Activism in 19th Century Los Angeles Journal of African American History


Volume 97, no. 4

The Newest Religious Sect Has Started In Los Angeles”: Race, Class, Ethnicity, And The Origins Of The Pentecostal Movement, 1906 – 1913 Journal of African American History


Volume 95, no. 1

One Ever Feels His Twoness: Understanding The Service and Rhetoric of Barack Obama American Studies Journal


Review Essay - Volume 55, no. 2

The NAACP in Film: Three Documentaries from California Newsreel Journal of African American History


Special Report, Review Essay. Volume 94, no. 4

Composing Metropolis: New Approaches to African American Urbanization in the Late 20th Century Journal of Urban History


Review Essay, Volume 35, no. 2

Book Review: A Celebrity Preacher and his House of Prayer Journal of African American History


Marie Dallam, Daddy Grace: A Celebrity Preacher and his House of Prayer. New York, NYU Press, 2007