Kerri Greenidge

Kerri Greenidge, photo by Matthew Guillory
Kerri Greenidge, photo by Matthew Guillory

Kerri Greenidge is the Mellon Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University.

She is the author of Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter. Listed by the New York Times as one of its top picks of 2019, the biography is the first in nearly fifty years written about Boston editor William Monroe Trotter. The book received the Mark Lynton History Prize, nonfiction honors in the Massachusetts Book Awards, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Sperber Prize, and the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize from the Massachusetts Historical Society. Black Radical was also shortlisted for the Museum of African American History’s Stone Book Award, the Cundill History Prize, and the Plutarch Award from Biographers International Organization.

Her newest book is The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in An American Family, released in November 2022. Her writings have appeared in the Massachusetts Historical Review, Radical History Review, New Yorker, Atlantic, and the Guardian.

Greenidge received her doctorate degree in American Studies from Boston University. At Tufts University, she co-directs the African American Trail Project.


selected bibliography

The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family by Kerri Greenidge
The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family (2022)
Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Kerri Greenidge
Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter (2019)

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online resources

Kerri Greenidge’s website

Video: Selects from an interview with Greenidge for the Apple TV+ series Lincoln’s Dilemma