Jacob S. Dorman

Associate Professor
Primary office:
3612 Wescoe Hall
Second office:

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Also appointed in History.

Teaching Interests

  • African American History
  • American Studies
  • African American Religion
  • United States Popular Culture
  • Theory and Method in History
  • Theory and Method in American Studies

Current Classes:
AMS 312: American Culture, 1877 to Present
AMS 802: Theorizing America

Classes Taught:
HIST 696, Topics in Religion and Race
AMS 802, Theorizing America
AMS 101, Blackness, Whiteness, and Racism

Upcoming Events
Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series

A forum for interdisciplinary dialogue between renowned speakers, the university and the surrounding communities.
Schedule of Lectures


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