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Modupe Labode

Campus Address: 420 Cavanaugh Hall
Phone: (317)274-3829
Email: mlabode@iupui.edu
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Associate Professor of History and Museum Studies,
Public Scholar of African American History and Museums,
Adjunct Associate Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies


1983 B.S., History, Iowa State University
1992 D.Phil., History, Oxford University

Academic Interests

African American/African Diaspora
Women's History
Public History/Museum Studies


Museum Methods Introduction to Museum Studies Curatorial Practices The Nature of History Public Interpretations of African American History African Americans in Indiana The African Diaspora The Guantánamo Project


“‘Defend Your Manhood and Womanhood Rights’: The Birth of a Nation, Race, and the Politics of Respectability in early Twentieth-Century Denver, Colorado.” Pacific Historical Review (May 2015) “The ‘Stern, Fearless Settlers of the West’: Lynching, Region and Capital Punishment in Early Twentieth-Century Colorado.” Western Historical Quarterly (Winter 2014) “Andrew Ramsey, the ‘Voice from the Gallery’: An African American Teacher’s Writings on School Desegregation in Indianapolis,” Ohio Valley History (Fall 2014). “A Random Walk to Public Scholarship? Exploring Our Convergent Paths,” Laura Holzman, Elizabeth Wood, Holly Cusak-McVeigh, Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Modupe Labode, Larry Zimmerman, Public: A Journal of Imagining America http://public.imaginingamerica.org/blog/article/a-random-walk-to-public-scholarship-exploring-our-convergent-paths/ Modupe Labode, Laura Holzman, and Elizabeth Kryder-Reid. “Hybrid Discourse: Exploring Art, Race, and Space in Indianapolis.” Public: A Journal of Imagining America http://public.imaginingamerica.org/blog/article/hybrid-discourse-exploring-art-race-and-space-in indianapolis “Unsafe Ideas, Public Art, and E Pluribus Unum: An Interview with Fred Wilson.” Indiana Magazine of History (December 2012). “‘A Native Knows a Native: African American Missionaries’ Writing about Angola, 1919-1940.”The North Star: A Journal of African-American Religious History (Fall 2000): http://www.princeton.edu/~jweisenf/northstar/volume4/labode.html Modupe Labode. “From Heathen Kraal to Christian Home: African Christian Women and Anglican Missionaries.” In Women and Mission, edited by Fiona Bowie, Deborah Kirkwood, and Shirley Ardener. (Oxford: Berg, 1993): 126-144.


AASLH 2005 Annual Meeting, Program Committee
WHA 2008 Annual Meeting, Program Committee NCPH 2015 Annual Meeting, Co-Chair Program Committee

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