Martha Biondi

Professor of African American Studies and History

Chair of African American Studies

Northwestern University


Professor Biondi’s most recent book, The Black Revolution on Campus (University of California Press, 2012), describes an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle, in which Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown, negotiation, and reform that profoundly transformed college life in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She has published To Stand and Fight: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City (2003, Harvard University Press), for which she received the Myers Outstanding Book Award (2003) and the Thomas J. Wilson Prize from the Board of Syndics of Harvard University Press (2004).