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Jonathan Holloway

Provost

Jonathan Holloway

Jonathan Holloway became Provost of Northwestern University on August 1, 2017.  He is Northwestern University's Chief Academic Officer and an ex officio member of the faculty of each school. In this role he:

Provost Holloway was most recently the Dean of Yale College and Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies at Yale University. His research is on post-emancipation United States history with a focus on social and intellectual history. He is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002) and Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 (2013), both published by the University of North Carolina Press. He edited Ralph Bunche’s A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (NYU Press, 2005) and co-edited Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the 20th Century (Notre Dame University Press, 2007). He has written an introduction for a new edition of W.E.B. Du Bois’s Souls of Black Folk, published by Yale University Press in 2015, and is currently working on a new book, A History of Absence: Public Narratives, Race, and the Making of the Modern World.

Holloway received a bachelor’s degree with honors in American Studies from Stanford University. He then went on to earn three advanced degrees from Yale, an M.A. in history, an M.Phil. in history and a Ph.D. in history. He began his academic career at the University of California, San Diego, before joining the faculty at Yale in 1999 and becoming a full professor in 2004.

Jonathan Holloway, Provost
2-143 Crown, Evanston Campus
Phone: 847 491-5117
Fax: 847 467-1630
nu-provost@northwestern.edu

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