Korey Garibaldi

Assistant Professor
American Studies

Research Interests

Twentieth-century United States History; Modern Transnational History, Especially Between the U.S. and Europe; History of the Book and Twentieth-century American Literary History


Korey Garibaldi is Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies at Notre Dame. Garibaldi studies the social and intellectual history of the United States, with a special interest in the history of late nineteenth and twentieth-century literary production. His courses focus on modern histories of citizenship, transnationalism, cultural and economic thought, and the African diaspora. He is currently finishing the manuscript for a book tentatively titled Dreams of Democracy: The Rise and Fall of Interracial Literary Culture, 1908 – 1968. The study explores the intermittent flourishing of cross-racial industrial print culture in the U.S. underpinning the genre now commonly celebrated as African American literature. It shows how innumerable literary, professional, and technological challenges to the color line, now taken for granted, were once central to the promotion of cosmopolitan habits and mentalities during the Jim Crow era. Prior to joining the College of Arts and Letters faculty, Garibaldi was a joint residential fellow of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Email: kgaribal@nd.edu
Office: 1036 Flanner Hall

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