University of Rochester

Douglas James Flowe

PhD Candidate, ABD

Field: American History

Major Fields: American History

Minor Fields: African American, Urban, African History

Research Interests: Urban America; 19th and 20th-century crime, punishment and imprisonment; urban leisure and vice; black masculinity studies; public transportation; drug policy history; the Gilded Age and black migration; the Great Depression; 20th-century post-colonial African peasantry, family structure, and urbanization;

Adviser: Joan Shelley Rubin

Dissertation: “Tell the Whole White World,” Crime, Justice, and Black Men in Early Migration New York City, 1890-1917”

Education:
B.A. History, Cum Laude, Geneseo College, State University of New York, 2007

Curriculum vitae

Douglas J. Flowe

Publications/Presentations:

  • Review of Catherine M. Paden, Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor, for The Journal of African American History
  • “The Tenderloin Riots and Black Crime in Manhattan,” African American Studies Symposium on Black Masculinity, University of Texas - San Antonio, April 2012
  • “Cocaine Crazy Negroes,” Cultural Studies Association Conference, University of California - San Diego, March 2012
  • “Fantasy, Resistance, and the Black Hero in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1911,” Triangle African American History Colloquium, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, February 2012
  • “‘Cocaine Crazy Negroes’: Cocaine and White Fear of Black Crime in the South, 1880-1920," Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), Richmond, Virginia, October 2011
  • "'Tell the Whole White World to Kiss My Ass,': Br'er Rabbit, Southern Negrophobia, and the Killing of the Black Hero," Nineteenth Annual Milton Plesur Conference, University at Buffalo, April 2010
  • "'Tell the Whole White World to Kiss My Ass,'" Second-Year Graduate Student Conference, University of Rochester, May 5, 2009

Teaching Experience:

  • University of Rochester HIS 106: Colonial and Contemporary Africa, 2012
  • University of Rochester HIS 245: The City in American History, Summer 2010
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Online HIS 95: Modern America, 2010
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Online HIS 96: Modern America, 2010
  • 2008-2010, Teaching Assistant for University of Rochester History Department: HIS 102: The West and the World since 1942
  • 2008-2010, Teaching Assistant for University of Rochester History Department: HIS 106: Colonial and Contemporary Africa
  • 2008-2010, Teaching Assistant for University of Rochester History Department: HIS 201: Third World
  • 2008-2010, Teaching Assistant for University of Rochester History Department: HIS 203: Economies and Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean Since 1492
  • American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Education Department, Tour Guide, 1996-2001

Honors:

  • Donald Marks “Dexter Perkins Prize,” University of Rochester, 2012
  • Building Future Faculty Workshop, North Carolina State University, 2012
  • Provost Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2007-2012
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, 2007-Present
  • Empire Black Faculty Honors Award, Geneseo College, 2006
  • Charles Benson Honors Award, Purchase College, 2005