Arthur Banton

Lecturer | Underrepresented Minority Diss. Fellow

Arthur Banton
615-898-2881
Abernathy Hall (ABER)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • M.A., CUNY City College of New York (2007)
  • M.F.A., CUNY City College of New York (2004)
  • B.A., CUNY Lehman College (1999)

Biography

I am a documentary filmmaker and historian of the 20th Century, with interests in African American, urban, immigration, sport, media (popular culture) and related technology. I am also interested in youth culture and social movements constructed around interracial alliances. I have a particular interest in utilizing interdisciplinary approaches that intersect with gender and class as a vehicle to navigate historical moments of coalition building. My current research project set in post-war New Y...

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I am a documentary filmmaker and historian of the 20th Century, with interests in African American, urban, immigration, sport, media (popular culture) and related technology. I am also interested in youth culture and social movements constructed around interracial alliances. I have a particular interest in utilizing interdisciplinary approaches that intersect with gender and class as a vehicle to navigate historical moments of coalition building. My current research project set in post-war New York City tells the story of the first racially integrated College basketball team to win the national championship and how their success provided a social and cultural model of interracial cooperation.
For more information about me or my research, please visit: http://www.urbanculturescholar.com/

Previously Taught Courses
I previously taught courses and lectured in African American History, African American Studies, American Youth Culture, The Black Athlete, African American Cinema, American History Survey: Since 1877, Asian American Culture, and Urban Contemporary History and Culture.

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