Randal Jelks

Professor, American Studies and African and African-American Studies
Primary office:
Bailey Hall



Current Research & Projects

"Obama, Wright, and Trinity" for the Social Science Research Council blog The Immanent Frame .

Research Interests
His research and writing interests are in the area of African American Religious, Urban, and Civil Rights History
Selected Publications

"African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapid." University of Illinois Press, 2006.

"The Evolution of African Americans in Grand Rapids, Michigan", The Historical Society of Michigan Chronicle” Vol. 28 No. 2 (Summer 2005), 16-20

Courses Taught

AMS 332: US in a Global Context

B.A. History, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1981); M.Div., McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago (1983); Ph.D. History, Michigan State University (1999)
Language Competence  


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