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Dr. Bruce E. Baker

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Dr. Bruce E. Baker is Lecturer in American History at Newcastle University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught at Royal Holloway, University of London, for nine years before arriving at Newcastle. His work focuses on the American South and has ranged across a number of subjects within that region, including lynching, labour organising, Reconstruction, the cotton trade, and more recently, public health. From 2006 to 2010, he worked with Dr. Brian Kelly of Queen's University Belfast on the After Slavery project.

Key Publications

Grants and Awards

  • "After Slavery: Race, Labour and Politics in the Post-Emancipation Carolinas," Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Grant, £209,439 (in collaboration with Brian Kelly, Queen's University Belfast, and Susan E. O'Donovan, University of Memphis)

  • 2013 Walter Durham Prize for the best essay published in Tennessee Historical Quarterly


To contact Dr. Baker about a possible Northern Bridge application, please email him at bruce.baker@ncl.ac.uk, and for more information, please see his website.