John Stauffer | Sumner R. and Marshall S. Kates Professor of English and of African and African American Studies

Education: B.S.E. Duke
M.A.L.S. 1991 Wesleyan
M.A. 1993 Purdue
M.Phil. 1996, Ph.D. 1998 Yale.

Phone: 617-495-8440
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-3pm
Office: Barker 267


American Literature and Culture (especially the 19th Century); American Studies; Civil War; Slavery and Abolitionism; Protest Literature; Religion and Literature; American Novel; Autobiography.

Selected Works:

State of Jones (with Sally Jenkins, 2009) (New York Times bestseller, Pulitzer Prize nomination); GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (2008) (winner of Iowa Author Award for best book in 2009, Boston Authors Club award in 2009, Boston Globe bestseller); The Problem of Evil (with Steven Mintz, 2007)(Association of American University Presses award in 2008); The Works of James McCune Smith (2006); Prophets of Protest (with Tim McCarthy, 2006); Meteor of War: The John Brown Story (with Zoe Trodd, 2004); The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race (2002)(winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize in 2002, winner of the Avery Craven award in 2003, Lincoln Prize runner-up in 2003, Magill’s Literary Annual award in 2003).

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