Professor Allyson Hobbs

Title
Instructor, Racial Identity in the American Imagination
Credentials

Ph.D., with distinction, University of Chicago, History

A.M., University of Chicago, History

B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, Social Studies

Allyson Hobbs is Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University. Her prize-winning first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life,  was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, a “Best Book of 2014” by the San Francisco Chronicle, and a “Book of the Week” by the Times Higher Education in London. At Stanford, she teaches courses on American identity, African American history, African American women’s history, and twentieth-century American history and culture.  She has won teaching awards including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Graves Award in the Humanities, and the St. Clair Drake Teaching Award. She is a contributing writer to the New Yorker.com.