1992 …2019
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Race Relations, African American, History of Sexuality

Professional Information

My research focuses on race, politics, and sexuality in modern America, and how struggles over social difference and belonging unfolded in cities and institutions.  I am also interested in the writing of biography and public history, particularly in how historians can address important social issues for audiences within and outside the university.


B.A. University of Wisconsin--Madison
M.A. Stanford University
Ph.D. Stanford University

Honors & Awards

The Binkley-Stephenson Award, Organization of American Historians, 2011
The Audre Lorde Prize, American Historical Association, 2011


Fulbright Senior Scholar, Erfurt Universitait, Germany, 2011
Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University, 2008
Schomburg Fellow, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NEH Library Award, 2005


Problems in African American History
Constructions of Race
Postwar America
The Seventies

Office Address

446G Greg Hall
810 S Wright
Urbana, IL 61801

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homosexuality Social Sciences
cultural geography Social Sciences
emancipation Social Sciences
slave Social Sciences
civil rights Social Sciences
pathology Social Sciences
segregation Social Sciences
equality Social Sciences

Research Output 1992 2019

The lessons of stonewall fifty years later

Mumford, K., Jun 1 2019, In : QED. 6, 2, p. 85-89 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Review: D. G. White's Lost in the U.S.A.: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Mumford, K. J., Jun 1 2018, In : Journal of American History. 105, 1, p. 209-210

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Comment on David Roediger's Seizing Freedom: slave emancipation and liberty for all

Mumford, K., Feb 19 2016, In : Ethnic and Racial Studies. 39, 3, p. 347-351 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

social reform
social change

Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Mumford, K., Mar 2016, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 272 p. (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Gay Men

Review: C. B. Hanhardt's Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence

Mumford, K., Sep 2015, In : American Historical Review. 120, 4, p. 1520-1521 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Activities 2013 2015

  • 4 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

The John D'Emilio Retirement Conference

Kevin Mumford (Invited speaker)
Oct 2014

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Not Straight, Not White: Intersections of Racism and Homophobia

Kevin Mumford (Invited speaker)
Jun 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Betwixt Baldwin, Cleaver, and Black Gay History

Kevin Mumford (Speaker)
Mar 2014

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Beyond the Closet: Reinventing African-American History, 1963-1988

Kevin Mumford (Speaker)
Oct 2013

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk


Historian’s new book tells neglected history of black gay men

Kevin Mumford


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Honors & Recognition

Audre Lorde Prize

Kevin Mumford (Recipient), 2012


Audre Lorde
American History
Organization of American Historians