Positions

Overview

  • Andrew Baer studies race and policing in the twentieth-century American city. Born in the Ohio Rust Belt in the early 1980s and raised in Sun Belt Florida, his interest in history began with observations about inequality and injustice in the present day. Drawn by history‚Äôs ability to influence contemporary struggles for social justice, Andrew began his academic career studying the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. After moving to Chicago, his attention shifted forward in time and relocated to the urban North, where collective resistance to racial oppression evolved to tackle new challenges in a post-civil rights era. He is currently working on a book manuscript about police torture in Chicago and social movements for police accountability after 1970.

    His teaching interests include classes on the long black freedom struggle, Civil Rights and Black Power, the history of American policing, racial violence in the American city, and the rise of mass incarceration. Intrigued by interdisciplinary approaches to historical and contemporary problems, Andrew has a background in African American Studies and also spent two years as a graduate fellow at the American Bar Foundation, an independent non-profit organization advancing scholarship on law and society.
  • Teaching Activities

  • AAS273 - The Black Power Movement (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • HY291 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HY300 - The Historian's Craft (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HY291 - Topics in History (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HY300 - The Historian's Craft (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AAS223 - African-Amer Hist to Civil War (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HY223 - African-Amer Hist To 1865 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HY292 - Topics in History/SL (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HY392 - Topics in History/SL (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HY634 - Seminar in Af-American History (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AAS223 - African-Amer Hist to Civil War (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HY223 - African-Amer Hist To 1865 (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HY393 - Topics in History (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HY291 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • AAS224 - African Amer History from 1865 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HY224 - African-Amer Hist Since 1865 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HY634 - Seminar in Af-American History (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AAS400 - Sem in African Amer Studies (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HY120 - The United States To 1877 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HY393 - Topics in History (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HY291 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HY121 - The United States Since 1877 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HY634 - Seminar in Af-American History (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HY120 - The United States To 1877 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in History/General, Northwestern University 2015
  • Full Name

  • Andrew Baer