Dreamer, Seeker, Scholar
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silen, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” -Audre Lorde
Hello I am Le’Trice D. Donaldson. I consider myself a Blerd,but I am also a newly appointed Assistant Professor of African American and U.S. history at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Prior to this appointment, I’ve taught at The University of Mississippi, The University of Memphis, Medgar Evers College, Marist College and City University of New York-York College.
I earned my Ph.D from the University of Memphis, and my B.A. and M.A. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
I’ve presented portions of my research at several conferences such as The Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (“ASALH”), The Tennessee Conference of Historians, the Graduate Symposium at the University of Toronto, and the Southern Historical Association. I’ve also made scholarly contributions to the African American Intellectual History Society (“AAIHS”) and the Journal of African American History.
In addition to working on my own monograph, I am also the author of, A Voyage Through the African American Experience which is a textbook for the introduction to African American Studies. My current monograph, Duty Beyond the Battlefield: African American Soldiers Fight for Racial Uplift, Citizenship, and Manhood, 1870-1920, was recently published in February 2020.
While at the University of Mississippi, I was active on campus, serving in the faculty senate and on several committees, as well as serving on an H-Net editorial board and managing the social media account of H-War. I was also active in my local community, when I lived in Memphis. I served on the steering committee for a non-partisan political organization Memphis 4 All, which is leading the way to help get real change and reform in the city of Memphis.
You can follow Le’Trice on twitter @eboninerd.
Please check out my pop culture blog https://letricedonaldson.com/the-blerdy-report/ For all things Black and Nerdy!!!