Kim Gallon

Kim Gallon

Assistant Professor // History

Affiliated Faculty // SIS // African-American Studies

Affiliated Faculty // SIS // American Studies

Office and Contact

Room: UNIV 122

Office hours: Spring 2017: TTh 2:30 - 3:30


Phone: (765) 496-2483

Fax: (765) 496-1755


Hist 210 Modern African History

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2009



African American; African Diaspora; Sub-Saharan Africa; Women, Gender and Sexuality; Journalism History; Digital Humanities

Dr. Kim Gallon received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the founder and director of the Black Press Research Collective ( and an ongoing visiting scholar at the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on discourses and representations of gender and sexuality in the early twentieth century Black Press. She is completing a manuscript titled, “We Are Becoming a Tabloid Race: The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in the Black Press, 1925-1945.” Her second book focuses on cultural Pan-Africanism in African American and Ghanaian newspapers in the twentieth century. She is also a digital humanist and was recently awarded a NEH Digital Humanities Level 1 Start-Up grant for her work on digitizing scholarship on the Black Press. Her work has been published in History Compass, Journalism History, Transformations, Pennsylvania History and Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Her writing on Black popular culture and romance is featured on the “Popular Romance Project” web site (

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