Joshua Guild is an associate professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University specializing in twentieth-century African-American social and cultural history, urban history, and the making of the modern African diaspora. He received his PhD from Yale University and his BA from Wesleyan University where he was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (MMUF). His research has been supported by fellowships and awards from a number of institutions, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
His first book, In the Shadows of the Metropolis: Cultural Politics and Black Communities in Postwar New York and London, will be published by Oxford University Press. His next book project focuses on Black activism and struggles for racial and economic justice in New Orleans from the 1960s to the present.