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Jennifer Mandel <email@example.com>
University of New England
Born in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Mandel returned to her roots to research and write on the African American effort through the mid-twentieth century to fight against housing discrimination. She is currently working on a book manuscript that explores the African American effort to migrate from the urban, working class Eastside (or what became known as “South Central”) to the suburban, middle-class Westside to gain equal access to housing in the city. She also researches and writes on African American writer and activist Almena Lomax.
To help support her research and writing, she has held several short-term and long-term fellowships from, for example, the Huntington Library, the Historical Society of Southern California, and Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. She teaches at the University of New England and Granite State College. She has also held an Assistant Professor of History position at Mount Washington College (formerly Hesser College).
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Urban
Reviewer for H-Afro-Am
|Reviews:||Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans
Mandel on Simmons
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
_The Coveted Westside: Race, Place, and Civil Rights in Modern Los Angeles_ (under contract with the
University of Nevada Press).
“Setting the Record Straight: Almena Lomax, the Los Angeles Tribune, and a Lifelong Passion for
Racial Justice and the Written Word,” _Southern California Quarterly_ 98, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 59-105. (forthcoming)
Contributed to the chapters “World War II” and “The Affluent Society.” In _The American Yawp: A
Free and Online, Collaboratively Built American History Textbook_, edited by Joseph Locke and Ben Wright. 2015-2016. www.americanyawp.com.
“The Production of a Beloved Community: Sesame Street’s Answer to America’s Inequalities.”
_Journal of American Culture_ 29, no. 1 (March 2006): 3-13.