Sturges Hall 307
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Justin Behrend has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Nineteenth Century U.S.
Atlantic World Slavery
Awards and Honors
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
Publications and Professional Activities
Reconstructing Democracy: Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South after the Civil War (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming 2014).
“Facts and Memories: John R. Lynch and the Revising of Reconstruction History in the Era of Jim Crow,” Journal of African American History 97, no. 4 (Fall 2012): 427-448.
"Rumors of Revolt," New York Times, September 15, 2011.
"Rebellious Talk and Conspiratorial Plots: The Making of a Slave Insurrection in Civil War Natchez," Journal of Southern History 77, no. 1 (February 2011): 17-52.
Southern Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
American Historical Association
HIST 163: S/U/African Am History to 1877
This course will explore major events, people, and issues pertaining to African-American history to 1877, including the Atlantic slave trade, the African-American experience in slavery and in freedom from the colonial period through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the impact of slaves and free blacks on colonial, early national, and antebellum history. Not offered on a regular basis
HIST 221: Research in History:
Students will get an intensive introduction to the process of historical research and writing in a seminar setting. This course will acquaint students with research methods, train them to interpret primary sources and lead them through the conceptualization, research, drafting, and rewriting of an historical study. Prerequisites: 9 hours of college-level history credit, at least 3 hours of which must be at Geneseo; or junior standing. Multiple sections offered every fall & spring semester
INTD 105: Writing Seminar:
Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to freshmen.