James T. Campbell, PhD

Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History, Stanford University

James T. Campbell is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University. His research focuses on African American history and the history of the wider Black Atlantic. His publications include Songs of Zion: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995) and Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 (New York: The Penguin Press, 2006), which was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History. He is also the co-editor, with Matthew Guterl and Robert Lee, of Race, Nation, and Empire in American History (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007). Before assuming his current position at Stanford, Campbell taught at Brown University, where he chaired the university's Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, a faculty and student committee appointed by Brown's president, Ruth Simmons, to examine the university's historical relationship to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.