Dr. Michael Benjamin
Assistant Professor of History (2010).
B. A. in Political Science – Lincoln University (1973); J. D. in Law – University of Pittsburgh (1976); M. A. in the History of the Book in America – Drew University (2004); M. Phil. in the Philosophy of History – Drew University (2006); Ph. D. in Modern History and Literature – Drew University (2007).
Teaching and Research Interests:
African American History, Black Print Culture, and Africana Studies.
Upper Division Courses:
- HIST 2111 United States History to 1877
- HIST 1100 Constitutional and Political History of Georgia and the United States
- HIST 2112 United States History from 1865
- HIST 3900 African American History to 1877
- HIST 3910 African American History from 1865
Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Office: Hawes 108C
Fax: (912) 478-0377
- “The Colored Author’s Collection: To Exhibit to the World and Educate a Race” inEducation and the Culture of Print in Modern America, Wisconsin University Press, 2010
- “Globalizing a Race to Publish an Encyclopedia,” in American Nineteenth Century History, London, Routledge, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2010, 79-94.
- From the Margins: African Americans and the Quest for Freedom, peer reviewed and edited, University of Paris, Sorbonne, Paris, (Routledge, Inc., Taylor & Francis Group, 2017).
Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:
- Member, Association for the Study of African American Life and History
- Member, National Council of Black Studies
- Armstrong Black History Month Outstanding Faculty of the Year, 2015
- Fulbright Scholar Award, 2010 (declined)
- General: African American Cultural and Public History (1789 – 1915)
- Current Research and Publication Proposals: Agency in Africanity: Perpetuating African Cultural Forms as a Social Norm;
- In Search of the Grail: The Origins and Meaning of Encyclopedia Africana
- The W. W. Law Collection and its Meaning to Savannah
Last updated: 3/4/2019