Associate Professor of African-American Studies
African-American History, Colonial America
Ph.D. Florida State University
Office: 132 Nightingale Hall
Telephone: (617) 373-2621
Robert L. Hall has been an Associate Professor of African-American Studies at Northeastern University since 1989, and has been jointly appointed with History since 1998. Among the numerous fellowships he has held are: in research at the Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations/Oral History Program at Duke University; a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History; and a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. In the summer of1991, he was a fellow at Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research. In addition to his full-time positions at the Florida State University (Tallahassee) and the University of Maryland at Baltimore County in Catonsville, he has held the following visiting posts: Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Instructor at Rice University; the Commonwealth Professor of History at George Mason University; and Visiting Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies at Yale University. He was the Chairperson of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Northeastern University from 1998-2001.
He is co-editor of Holding on to the Land and the Lord: Kinship, Ritual, Land Tenure, and Social Policy in the Rural South (1982), the editor of Making a Living: The Work Experience of African-Americans in New England (1995), and the editor of Viewpoints on the Early African-American Past (1995). His singly authored book, Do, Lord, Remember Me: Religion and the Forging of African-American Culture in Florida, 1565-1940, is under contract at the University Press of Florida. Professor Hall has been active in many professional associations across several disciplines, including: the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Southern Conference on African American Studies, the Association of Third World Studies, and the Organization of American Historians. His current book project is a cultural history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.