The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Claudrena Harold

Professor (AAS/History)

Specialties:
20th Century U.S.; African-American History

291 Nau Hall

Claudrena N. Harold, an associate professor of African American and African Studies and History, teaches in the fields of Black Studies and U.S. social and labor history.  She has published two monographs (The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918-1942  and New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South) and served as co-editor of the volume, The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration.  As a part of her ongoing work on the history of black student activism and Black Studies at the University of Virginia, she has written, produced, and co-directed with Kevin Everson  six  short films: Sugarcoated Arsenic, U. OF VIRGINIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 1976We Demand, Fastest Man in the State, 70 kg, and How Can I Ever Be Late. Her films have screened at the Berlin International Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival, New York Film Festival,  Festival du Nouveau Cinema, the Virginia Film Festival, and Porto Post Doc Film and Media Festival, among other venues.