Leah Rigueur

HISTORIAN AUTHOR SPEAKER 

History forces us to disturb the silences of the past, write against the common grain, and disrupt conventional wis

An historian by training, my research interests include 20th Century United States political and social history, and modern African American history. My work emphasizes race, civil rights, political ideology, the American two-party system and the presidency.

 

History forces us to disturb the silences of the past, write against the common grain, and disrupt conventional wis

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My Expertise

Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur is

Assistant Professor of Public Policy.

Wesleyan University.

Professor.

M.A. and Ph.D. in History .

Dartmouth College.

B.A. in History.

Scholarship

At the Kennedy School, I teach courses on race, riot and backlash in the United States, the Civil Rights Movement, race and policy in Modern America. I also lead Race and American Politics, a multidisciplinary series of seminars and roundtables, co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy, and dedicated to the most pressing political and social issues related to race in the United States.

Author

My first book, The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (Princeton University Press) was published in 2015.

#mizzousyllabus

I created the #mizzousyllabus in collaboration with the African American Intellectual History Society to help educators broach conversations about an ongoing and seminal event in United States and African American History.