David Arthur Goldberg (cu4197)

University information

Title: Associate Professor
Unit: African American Studies
Department: College of Liberal Arts & Science

Contact information

4698 Audubon Rd.
Detroit, 48224

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Title: Associate Professor
Secondary Title: Interim Director, Crockett-Lumumba Scholars program
Phone: 313-577-2321
Office:

 752 Student Center Building

5221 Gullen Mall

Detroit, Mi., 48202

Website: https://go.wayne.edu/cls https://clas.wayne.edu/afamstudies/programs/crockett-lumumba-scholars
Research interest(s)/area of expertise:

Black social movements

Black labor history

Black urban history

Black Detroit

Black radicalism

Civil rights and black power movements

Black intellectual history, and race, labor and the law

Research:

My research focuses on the intersection between Black working class urban activism and Black social movements. My first book, "Black Power at Work," is an edited volume that chronicles the grassroots organizations and protests  that led to the development of affirmative action plans in the construction trades unions and the construction industry. My second book, "Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice and Equity in New York City," (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017), explores the decades long struggle of Black firefighters to eliminate segregation, racism and structural barriers on the job and within New York's Black communities.

I am currently writing a political biography of legendary Detroit revolutionary, General Baker, who was a founding member of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM), the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW), the Communist Labor Party (CLP) and the League of Revolutionaries for a New America (LRNA). I am also putting together an edited collection of Baker's writings, speeches, and interviews that is tentatively titled, General Baker Speaks.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications: B.A. in African American Studies and History, Eastern Michigan University, 1996. M.A. in African Diaporic History, Morgan State University, 1998. M.A. in African American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2003. Ph.D. in African American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2006.
Awards and grants:
  • 2006-2007, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, African American Research Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 2009-2010: President's Urban Research Enhancement Grant, Wayne State University
  • 2010: Humanities Center, Summer Research Fellow, Wayne State University
  • 2012-13: National Endowment for the Humanities/Mellon Foundation Scholar-in-Residency, Schomburg Center for Research in the Black Culture, New York, N.Y
Selected publications:

Books

  • David Goldberg and Trevor Griffey, "Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action and the Construction Industry" (Ithaca: ILR/Cornell University Press, 2010)
  • David Goldberg, "Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City" (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press), (forthcoming, December, 2017)

Chapters in books

  • David Goldberg, “Community Control of Construction, Independent Unionism, and the 'Short Black Power Movement' in Detroit,” in Goldberg and Griffey, eds., Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action and the Construction Industry. (Ithaca: ILR/Cornell University Press, 2010), 90-111
  • David Goldberg, “From Landless to Landlords: The Cooptation of Detroit’s Tenants’ Rights   Movement, 1964-1969,” in Julia Rabig and Laura Warren Hill, eds., The Business of Black Power: Corporations, Public Policy, and Community Development (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2012), 157-183
  • David Goldberg & Trevor Griffey, “Introduction: Constructing Black Power,” in Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action and the Construction Industry. (Ithaca: ILR/Cornell University Press, 2010), 1-22
  • David Goldberg & Trevor Griffey, “Conclusion: White Male Identity Politics, the Building Trades, and the Future of American Labor,” in Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action and the Construction Industry. (Ithaca: ILR/Cornell University Press, 2010), 189-208 

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