Academic Appointments

  • Professor, History

Administrative Appointments

  • Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History, Stanford University (2008 - Present)
  • Professor of American Civilization, Africana Studies, and History, Brown University (2007 - 2008)
  • Associate Professor of American Civilization, Africana Studies, and History, Brown University (1999 - 2007)
  • Senior Research Officer, Institute for Advanced Social Research, University of the Witwatersrand (1996 - 1998)
  • Assistant Professor of History, Northwestern University (1989 - 1996)
  • Instructor in History, Stanford University (1988 - 1989)
  • Junior Lecturer in History, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1986 - 1987)

Honors & Awards

  • Member, Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2014)
  • Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Barbara and Buzz McCoy University (2011-2014)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Award for Undergraduate Teaching, Stanford University (2011)
  • Community and Justice Award, Rhode Island for Community and Justice (2007)
  • Finalist, Pulitzer Prize in History, The Pulitzer Prizes, Columbia University (2007)
  • Mark Lynton History Prize, Columbia School of Journalism and Nieman Foundation, Harvard University (2007)
  • Lois P. Rudnik Prize, New England American Studies Association (2007)
  • Undergraduate Council of Students Award for Excellence in Teaching, Brown University (2007)
  • Outstanding Academic Title for Middle Passages, Choices (2006)
  • Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, Organization of American Historians (1996)
  • Literary Award for Non-Fiction for Songs of Zion, Carl Sandburg (1996)
  • Faculty Honor Roll for Teaching, Northwestern University (1996)
  • Fellowship, Fulbright African Regional Research (1992-1993)
  • Summer Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities (1992)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Historian, "Du Bois in Our Time,", W.E.B. Du Bois, University Museum of Contemporary Art (2013 - 2013)
  • Consulting historian, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Historical consultant for a high school curriculum, Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi (Providence: Watson Institute Choices Program) (2012 - 2012)
  • Historical consultant, Slavery: Real People and their Stories of Enslavement, DK Publisher (2009 - 2009)
  • Chair, Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice (2003 - 2006)
  • Historical consultant, U.S.S. Constellation: Battling for Freedom," a film on the U.S. Antislavery Squadron, Indigo Films, premiered on History Channel (2007 - 2007)
  • Historical consultant, NEH Summer Seminar on Slavery and New England, Brown University (2009 - 2009)
  • Historical consultant for a high school curriculum, Forgotten History: The Slave Trade and Slavery in New England (Providence: Watson Institute Choices Program (2005 - 2005)
  • Historical consultant for Civil Rights Living Memorial Project, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, University of Mississippi (2005 - 2007)
  • Co-curator, "Navigating the Past: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Sally, 1764-1765, Rhode Island Historical Society, Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice
  • Historical consultant for Echoes of Brown, Documenting and Performing the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, a collaborative project of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and students from the city's public schools, book and dvd published by the Teaching for Social Justice Series (2004 - 2004)
  • Historical consultant for a high school curriculum, Freedom in Our Lifetime: South Africa's Struggle (Providence: Watson Institute Choices Program (2003 - 2003)
  • Historical consultant for a documentary film series, This Far by Faith: African-American Spiritual Journeys," Blackside Pictures, premiered on P.B.S. (2003 - 2003)
  • Resident Faculty, Lantana Dormitory (2012 - 2013)
  • Member, Haas Center Advisory Board (2012 - 2013)
  • Member, African and African American Studies Advisory Board (2012 - 2013)
  • Member, Faculty Senate (2012 - 2013)
  • Faculty Mentor, Stanford-in-Government (2012 - 2013)
  • Historical consultant, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture (2012 - 2013)
  • Lead historian, U.S. Department of Education three year "Teaching American History" grant involving a consortium of twelve school districts in Mississippi (2012 - 2013)
  • Participating historian, U.S. Department of Education "Teaching American History" grant involving teachers from Connecticut and Rhode Island (2012 - 2013)
  • Advisory Board, Brown University Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (2012 - 2013)
  • Tenure and promotion evaluations, Harvard University (2012 - 2013)
  • Tenure and promotion evaluations, George Mason University (2012 - 2013)
  • Manuscript reviews, Yale University Press (2012 - 2013)
  • Manuscript reviews, University of North Carolina Press (2012 - 2013)

Program Affiliations

  • American Studies
  • Public Policy

Professional Education

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, History (1989)
  • M.A., Stanford University, History (1983)
  • B.A., Yale University, History (1980)

2023-24 Courses

Stanford Advisees

All Publications

  • Unsettled History: Making South African Public Pasts (Book Review) AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Campbell, J. T. 2019; 124 (1): 399–400

    View details for DOI 10.1093/ahr/rhy462

    View details for Web of Science ID 000462553800181

  • Three-dimensional imaging of dislocation propagation during crystal growth and dissolution Nature Materials Clark, J. N., Ihli, J., Schenk, A. S., Kim, Y., Kulak, A. N., Campbell, J. M., Nisbit, G., Meldrum, F. C., Robinson, I. K. 2015; 14: 780–784


    Atomic-level defects such as dislocations play key roles in determining the macroscopic properties of crystalline materials. Their effects range from increased chemical reactivity to enhanced mechanical properties. Dislocations have been widely studied using traditional techniques such as X-ray diffraction and optical imaging. Recent advances have enabled atomic force microscopy to study single dislocations in two dimensions, while transmission electron microscopy (TEM) can now visualize strain fields in three dimensions with near-atomic resolution. However, these techniques cannot offer three-dimensional imaging of the formation or movement of dislocations during dynamic processes. Here, we describe how Bragg coherent diffraction imaging (BCDI; refs 11, 12) can be used to visualize in three dimensions, the entire network of dislocations present within an individual calcite crystal during repeated growth and dissolution cycles. These investigations demonstrate the potential of BCDI for studying the mechanisms underlying the response of crystalline materials to external stimuli.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/nmat4320

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC4623157

  • A Last Great Crusade for Humanity': W.E.B. DuBois and the Pan-African Congress Making the American Century: New Perspectives on Twentieth-Century America edited by Schulman, B. J. New York: Oxford University Press. 2014
  • BIOGRAPHY AND THE BLACK ATLANTIC Afterword BIOGRAPHY AND THE BLACK ATLANTIC Campbell, J. T., Lindsay, L. A., Sweet, J. W. 2014: 269–78
  • African Subjects Look at Me: The African Family Album edited by Mofokeng, S. London: Steidl. 2013
  • Afterword The Black Atlantic and the Biographical Turn edited by Lindsay, L., Sweet, J. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2013
  • Foreword A Thousand Ships: A Ritual of Remembrance Marking the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade edited by Losowsky, A., Monteiro, L. (New York: The Museum on Site. 2012
  • Cultures of Violence: Lynching and Racial Killing in South Africa and the United States (Book Review) JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY Book Review Authored by: Campbell, J. T. 2010; 51 (1): 114–15
  • Settling Accounts? An Americanist Perspective on Historical Reconciliation AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW Campbell, J. T. 2009; 114 (4): 963-977
  • History, memory, and retrospective justice - The public history of slavery and justice: An introduction PUBLIC HISTORIAN Anonymous 2007; 29 (2): 13-14
  • Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 Campbell, J. T. Penguin Press. 2007
  • Confronting the Legacy of Slavery and the Slave Trade: Brown University Investigates its Painful Past U.N. Chronicle Campbell, J. T. 2007; 44 (3)
  • Race, Nation, and Empire in American History Chapel Hill edited by Lee, R., Guterl, M. University of North Carolina Press. 2007
  • Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 Campbell, J. T. Penguin Press. 2006
  • The Black Panther Party in History and Memory In Search of the Black Panther Party: New Perspectives on a Revolutio nary Movement edited by Lazerow, J., Williams, Y. Durham: Duke University Press. 2006
  • The Courage to Fight Injustice: One Mississippi Woman Dared to Stand up for Civil Rights Philadelphia Inquirer Campbell, J. T. 2006
  • African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Encyclopedia of the Great Migration edited by Reich, S. A. Westport: Greenwood Press. 2006
  • Francis Ouimet at the Country Club The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports edited by Roberts, R. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2005
  • W.E.B. DuBois Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance Campbell, J. T. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. 2005: 311–317
  • What's this Battle About Anyway? Like Kerry, We're Still in Conflict Over Vietnam Washington Post Sunday Outlook Buckaloo, D. 2004
  • A Century of Service: Reflections on the Life of Josephus R. Coan A.M.E. Church Review CXIX Campbell, J. T. 2003; 392: 57-61
  • The Money that Proposed to Save the Nation from Mudbloods and Mongrelization: The Funding of Scientific Racism Journal of Blacks in Higher Education Campbell, J. T. 2003; 38: 126-130
  • Habits of Mind Dissent Campbell, J. T. 2002: 90-94
  • Beyond the Pale: Jewish Immigrants and the South African Left Memories, Realities and Dreams: Studies in South African Jewish Experience edited by Shain, M., Mendelsohn, R. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball. 2002
  • The A.M.E. Church and the South African State Christian Missionaries and the State in the Third World edited by Hansen, B., Twaddle, M. Athens, Ohio University Press. 2002
  • The Americanization of South Africa Safundi: A South African and American Comparative Reader Campbell, J. T. Safundi. 2002
  • Last Refuge of a Politician in Trouble Los Angeles Times Campbell, J. T. 2002
  • Redeeming the Race: Martin Delany and the Niger Valley Exploring Party, 1859-60 New Formations Campbell, J. T. 2001; 45: 125-149
  • Discriminating Rage Dissent Campbell, J. T. 2001: 118-123
  • Print the Legend: John Wayne and Postwar American Culture Reviews in American History Campbell, J. T. 2000; 28 (3): 465-477
  • The Americanization of South Africa Here, There and Everywhere: The Foreign Politics of American Popular Culture Campbell, J. T. University Press of New England. 2000
  • What is Africa to Me? Dissent Campbell, J. T. 1998: 134-139
  • The Power of the Word African Affairs Campbell, J. T. 1998; 97 (1): 121-126
  • Life and Legacy of a South African Communist Transformations Campbell, J. T. 1998; 37: 84-100
  • Models and Metaphors: Industrial Education in the United States and South Africa Comparative Perspectives on South Africa Campbell, J. T. New York: Macmillan. 1998
  • Romantic Revolutionaries: David I von Jones, S.P.'Bunting and the Origins of Non-racial Politics in South Africa Iournal of African History Campbell, J. T. 1998; 39 (2): 181-194
  • Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa Campbell, J. T. University of North Caroline Press. 1998
  • Johannesburg Encyclopaedia Britannica Campbell, J. T. 1997; 15: 565–571
  • Towards a Transnational Comparative History Beyond White Supremacy: Towards a New Agenda for the Comparative Histories of South Africa and the United States London: Institute of Commonwealth Studies Campbell, J. T. 1997: 37-46
  • The Invention of Race: Rereading White Over Black Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror Campbell, J. T. Temple University Press. 1997
  • America's Long History of Black Church's Burning Los Angeles Times Campbell, J. T. 1996
  • The Invention of Race: Rereading White Over Black American Retrospectives: Historians on Historians Campbell, J. T. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1995
  • Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa Campbell, J. T. Oxford University Press. 1995
  • Like Locusts in Pharaoh's Palace: The Origins and Politics of African Methodism in the Orange Free State African Studies Campbell, J. T. 1994; 53 (1): 147-149
  • The Invention of Race: Rereading White Over Black ReviewsinAmericanHistory Oakes, J. 1993; 21 (1): 172-183
  • Godspeed, David Webster Northwestern Perspective Campbell, J. T. 1991; 5 (1): 15-16
  • Chiefly Authority and the A.M .E. Church, 1896-191 0 The Societies of Southern Africa in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Campbell, J. T. 1990; 15: 48-61