Shannon King

Shannon King

Associate Professor

Department/Affiliation: History
Phone: 330-263-2387
Office Address: 113 Kauke


  • B.A., North Carolina Central University 1996
  • M.A., North Carolina Central University 1998
  • Ph.D., Binghamton University 2006

Courses Taught

  • Hip Hop Revolution
  • Intellectual History of Black America
  • Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • History of Black America
  • Social History of African American Women
  • Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro Movement
  • African American and the City

Honors and Awards

  • Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Fall 2007. Grant awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. 
  • Minority Scholar, College Misericordia, Spring 2005. Fellowship awarded to under-represented minorities. Participated in diversity programming at the college, including workshops and guest lecturing.
  • Clifford D. Clark Graduate Fellow, Binghamton University,1998-2004. Doctoral Fellowship awarded to under-represented minorities


  • "Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era" (book manuscript, forthcoming).
  • Ready to Shoot and Do Shoot”: Black Working-Class Self-Defense and Community Politics in Harlem, New York during the 1920s" Journal of Urban History 37: no. 5 (September 2011), 757-74.
  • "African Americans Social Movements in the Twentieth Century” in Encyclopedia of Political Science, editors Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, James E. Alt, and Simone Chambers (Washington, DC: CQ Press 2010)
  • Review, Timuel D. Black Jr., Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s First Wave of Black Migration. Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2003. Michigan Historical Review 30, no.2 (Fall 2004).

Works In Progress

  • "Not Just a World Problem, but a New York Problem: Segregation, State Violence, and New Negro Politics in New York during the Interwar period,” in eds. Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, Escape from New York! ‘The Harlem Renaissance’ Reconsidered (forthcoming anthology from University of Minnesota Press).
  • Review, Eric Porter, The Problem of the Future World: W.E. B. Du Bois and the Race Concept at Midcentury. Durham and London; Duke University Press, 2010. The Historian (forthcoming).