Jessica Klanderud
Dr. Jessica Klanderud
Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center; Associate Professor of African & African American Studies|African and African American Studies
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Office Location
Alumni Building, 206
Office Hours
  • Thur: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Additional hours are available by appointment
Class Schedules
  • AFR/HIS 286 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)
  • Black and Indigenous Appalachia

Dr. Jessica D. Klanderud is the Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education and an Assistant Professor of African and African American History at Berea College. She received her master’s degree and PhD in History from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied African American History, American History, Comparative Slavery, and the History of Poverty in America. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled, Struggle for the Street: Civil Rights in Pittsburgh, from a Place to a Movement, a study of formal and informal power on the streets during the Civil Rights Movement in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on neighborhood street-level dynamics of class and race as African Americans defined their own spaces in the twentieth century.