Dr. Clayton Vaughn-Roberson


Dr. Clayton Vaugn-Roberson

Visiting Assistant Professor
Upham Hall, 274 Oxford, OH 45056


Ph.D., History, Carnegie Mellon University, 2019
M.A., History, University of Oklahoma, 2014
B.A., History and sociology, University of Oklahoma, 2012

Teaching and Research Interests

U.S. Social; Political History
African-American History
U.S. & the World
Black Internationalism
Human Rights
Organized Labor

Courses Recently Taught

United States in the 1960s
African-American History
Survey of American History

Selected Publications

  • Fighting Jim Crow Fascism: The National Negro Congress and the Struggle for Democracy. University of North Carolina Press (advanced contract). Justice, Power, and Politics series
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  • “Grassroots Anti-Fascism: Ethiopia and the Transnational Origins of the National Negro Congress in Philadelphia, 1935-1936.” Journal of American Communist History 17, no. 1 (March 2018): 4-15
  • “The ‘Jewish Question’ in the Black Mind: The Image of World Jewry in African American Socialism.” Journal of Civil and Human Rights 3, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2017): 62-93

Fellowships & Grants

2020 William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grant, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

2019 Travel Grant, African American Intellectual History Society

2018 Graduate Small Project Help Research Grant, Carnegie Mellon University (also awarded in 2014 and 2017)

2017 Jean Harvey-Slappy Research Fellowship, Marcus Garvey Foundation

2017 Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

2017 Research Grant, Center for African-American Urban Studies and the Economy

2016 Gilder Lehrman Scholarly Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History


2019 Du Bois-Wells Graduate Student Paper Prize, African-American Intellectual History Society

2010 Outstanding Student in the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Oklahoma

2010 Outstanding Student in the Sociology Department, University of Oklahoma