Rhae Lynn Barnes (July 2019) is Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University specializing in the globalization of American popular culture and racism. While at the American Library in Paris, Rhae Lynn will complete her first book, Darkology: When the American Dream Wore Blackface which maps the political, economic, and global cultural geography of amateur blackface minstrelsy and conduct research for a new edition of the Image of the Black in Western Art series. She is Executive Advisor with Henry Louis Gates Jr. to the four-part PBS documentary series “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War.” Rhae Lynn earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University and B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
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