Charise Cheney

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0870
  • Office Hours: Winter 23, Monday and Tuesday 11:00-12:00 and by appointment
  • Departments: Black Studies, IRES
  • Affiliated Departments: History
  • Interests: African American Popular and Political Cultures; Black Nationalist Ideologies and Practices; Gender and Sexuality
  • Website: Website


BS, Journalism, Northwestern University, 1993;
Ph.D., History, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1999



African-American popular and political cultures, Black nationalist ideologies and practices, gender and sexuality


Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Sexual Politics in the Golden Age of Rap Nationalism (New York: New York University Press, 2005)

Works in Progress

“What Do We Have to Lose?” School Desegregation in Topeka, Kansas after Brown v. Board, 1953-1970