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Andrew AldridgeGraduate Student

Andrew Aldridge studies race, crime, and popular culture in U.S. cities in the twentieth century. His research focuses on how cultural products that center race and crime shape and have been shaped by dominant understandings of black criminality, and how black folk responded to these social and political developments.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, he received his B.A. in History from the College of Wooster, and his M.A. in American Studies from Rutgers University – Newark.


B.A. College of Wooster
M.A. Rutgers University - Newark

Research Interests

Twentieth-century U.S. history
African American history
The carceral state
Cultural history

Dissertation Title

(Tentatively Titled) "The Heart of the City: A Cultural History of Race, Criminality, and Resistance in the Twentieth-Century United States"

Faculty Advisors

Carl Suddler
Daniel LaChance