Betsy Schlabach

Betsy Schlabach is an Assistant Professor of History and African & African American Studies at Earlham College. She teaches American History, African-American History, African-American Studies, Digital Humanities, and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies courses. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Saint Louis University and a M.A. in American Studies from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Saint Louis University, where she taught in both the American Studies and Women’s Studies departments. She is the author of Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago’s Literary Landscapes published by the University of Illinois Press in 2013, receiving favorable reviews in the Journal of American History. Her work also appears in African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Journal of African American Studies, and Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, among other publishing venues. She can be contacted at