George Lipsitz, Ph.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor of Black Studies and Sociology
Department of Black Studies
"Scholarly work with social movements does more than provide new research projects for professors and students. The deliberative talk and face-to-face decision making that permeates the practices of most activist organizations offers models of interactive and collaborative learning with great relevance for classroom pedagogy." 

George Lipsitz studies social movements, urban culture, and inequality. His books include Midnight at the Barrelhouse, Footsteps in the Dark, The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, A Life in the Struggle, and Time Passages. Lipsitz serves as chairman of the board of directors of the African American Policy Forum and is a member of the board of directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance. He received his Ph.D in history at the University of Wisconsin.

Race, Culture and Social identities, 20th-century U.S. history, urban history and culture, social movements, inequality.

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