I am an historian of race and nation, and a scholar of African American, American, and World histories. This means that I explore the meanings and purposes and relations of concepts like "race" and "nation," that I do so chiefly - though not exclusively - through the experiences of African Americans, and that one of my aims is to reveal the close interconnections of local, regional, continental, and global forces. My work is explicitly transnational and global in nature.
I was born, raised, and educated, from start to finish, in New Jersey. I grew up in the Mayberry-esque town of Neshanic Station, lived at the shore while attending Richard Stockton College, and then earned my PhD in History in 1999 from Rutgers University. Between now and then, I've won fellowships and awards from Yale University, Brown University, the Library Company in Philadelphia, the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and Rice University.
MATTHEW PRATT GUTERL, BA, 93; PhD, 99
On The Web:
MPG: Unofficial Thoughts
Link to his book on slavery
Link to his book on race in New York City
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