Guridy, Frank

Associate Professor

Office Hours

Fall 2019: Tuesdays 1:30-3 PM



Ph.D. – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
M.A. – University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
B.A. – Syracuse University, 1993


Interests and Research

Frank A. Guridy specializes in sport history, urban history, and the history of the African Diaspora in the Americas. He is the author of Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which won the Elsa Goveia Book Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians and the Wesley-Logan Book Prize, conferred by the American Historical Association. He is also the co-editor of Beyond el Barrio: Everyday Life in Latino/a America (NYU Press, 2010), with Gina Pérez and Adrian Burgos, Jr. His articles have appeared in the Radical History ReviewCaribbean Studies, Social Text, and Cuban Studies. His fellowships and awards include the Scholar in Residence Fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas at Austin, and, most recently, the Mark Van Doren Award For Teaching at Columbia. In 2014-15 he held the Ray A. Billington Professorship in American History at Occidental College and the Huntington Library. He is completing a book on the intersections between sport, capitalism and the Black Freedom and Second-Wave feminist movements entitled The Athletic Revolution in Texas: A History of Sport and Society in the Lone Star State and is working on another entitled, Assembly in the Fragmented City: A History of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.




Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow (The University of North Carolina Press, 2010)

Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America (NYU Press, 2010)


Recent Scholarly Articles

“Currents in Afro-Latin American Political and Social Thought,” co-authored with Juliet Hooker in George Reid Andrews and Alejandro de la Fuente, eds., Afro-Latin American Studies: An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 179-221.

“What’s Good for Boyle Heights has been Good at the Los Angeles Coliseum,” Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 4 (2017), 83-99.

“Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture,” by Benjamin Lisle. Sport in American History Blog, January 28, 2018

“The Patriarchal Journey of ‘The Juice’ in OJ: Made in America,” Journal of Sport History 44 (Fall 2017), 479-481.