Robert Bland, Ph.D.
Dr. Bland comes to St. John's University as an Assistant Professor in the History department. He received his Ph.D. in African American history from the University of Maryland. Dr. Bland is a historian of the African American experience, with an emphasis on the place of the post-Civil War era in black memory. His dissertation, "Requiem for reconstruction: The South Carolina Lowcountry and Representations of Race and Citzenship, 1180-1980," looks at how countermemories of African American intellectuals and activists during the subsequent rise of Jim Crow and race-based public exclusion. Dr. Bland's work has appeared in the African American Intellectual History Society, Liberator Magazine, and Spook Magazine. He has had prior teaching appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, the Institute of world Politics, and in the Jackson Public School system.