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Marsha E Barrett

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Personal profile

Research Interests

United States political history
Policy history
African American history


PhD, History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
BA, History, Yale University


HIST 287 African-American Women
HIST 293 The President and the People
HIST 394 Hidden Political Figures
HIST 488 The American Political Divide

Honors & Awards

2019 Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors (LEAP) Scholar
2019 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
2015-2017 Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement Fellowship, Duke University
2014 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize, New York State Historical Association


2012 Research Travel Grant, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
2011 Grant-In-Aid Research Grant, Rockefeller Archive Center
2010 Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Grant, New York State Archives
2010 Grant-In-Aid Research Grant, Rockefeller Archive Center

Office Address

421 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Other contribution

‘Both Parties Hedging’: Reassessing Party Loyalty Among Black New York Voters, 1952-1961

Barrett, M. E., Jan 2019, Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 40, 2, p. 7-51.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

My First Year on the Tenure Track

Barrett, M., Aug 31 2016, Perspectives on History, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

What is the State of American Political History?

Barrett, M. E., Geismer, L., Phillips-Fein, K. & Good, C., Sep 7 2016, Process: a blog for american history.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Nelson Rockefeller, racial politics, and the undoing of moderate Republicanism

Barrett, M. E., Jan 2014, 416 p. Rutgers University.

Research output: Other contribution

  • Press / Media

    Illinois presidents: What made them agents of change?

    Marsha E Barrett


    1 Media contribution

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