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Malcolm Frierson

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  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4828
  • Office: 315 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021, Tue/Thu 1:30–2:30 p.m. or by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Black Studies
  • Interests: African American Comedy; Black Political Thought; Black Cultural Politics


Ph.D., African American History, University of Memphis, 2015


My research centers on the politics of African American culture in the twentieth century. My new book investigates African American comedy as a tool of social mediation in the Civil Rights Movement. I am currently researching resistance to white supremacy in the state of Mississippi.


African American History I, African American History II, The Civil Rights Movement, The Harlem Renaissance, The Politics of Black Culture


Freedom in Laughter (SUNY Press, 2020)