Robert Billups

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B.A. University of Norte Dame
O.M. University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Twentieth-Century US History
Civil Rights History
African American History
Digital History
History of Violence

Faculty Advisors

Joseph Crespino
Allen Tullos


My research uses digital tools and methods to study violence against the American civil rights movement during the mid-twentieth century. I am currently constructing a series of interactive maps and charts to analyze anti-civil rights arsons and bombings from the 1940s to the mid-1970s. I am also researching the ways that individuals and communities resisted extralegal violence and rebuilt in its wake.