Marsha E. Barrett

 Marsha Barrett

Contact Information

421 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • United States Political History
  • Policy History
  • African American History


  • PhD, History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BA, History, Yale University

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2015-2017 Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement Fellow, Duke University
  • 2014 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize, New York State Historical Association


  • 2012 Research Travel Grant, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
  • 2011 Grant-In-Aid Research Grant, Rockefeller Archive Center
  • 2010 Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Grant, New York State Archives
  • 2010 Grant-In-Aid Research Grant, Rockefeller Archive Center


  • HIST 287 African-American Women
  • HIST 293 The President and the People
  • HIST 394 Hidden Political Figures
  • HIST 473 Crises of Political Tolerance
  • HIST 488 The American Political Divide

Selected Publications

Website Articles

Barrett, Marsha E, Lily Geismer, Kimberly Phillips-Fein, and Cassandra Good What is the State of American Political History? Process: a blog for american history 2016.