Brian Campbell

 Brian Campbell

Contact Information

History, 309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • United States in the World
  • African American/Diaspora
  • Comparative Sport and Race
  • Latin America

Research Description

My research analyzes how the black press used the transnational movement and migration of African American athletes in the early twentieth-century to explore race and politics outside of the United States. I argue that by narrating the experiences of black Americans abroad, sportswriters and journalists crafted the sports pages into an important site of national and diasporic politics. 


  • BA, The Ohio State University at Lima, 2011
  • MA, The University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2013

Distinctions / Awards

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017


  • CLACS Graduate Student Professional Development Fellowship, 2017
  • Dissertation Research Fellowship, Department of History - UIUC, 2017
  • Summer Pre-Dissertation Research Grant, Department of History - UIUC, 2016
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, 2014