Renee C. Romano  Oberlin College

Robert S. Danforth Professor of History, Comparative American Studies and Africana Studies



"The Strange Career of Interracial Heterosexuality," in Rebecca Davis and Michele Mitchell, ed.,
Heterosexual Histories (New York University Press, 2021), 69-95.


"Something Old, Something New: Black Women, Interracial Dating, and the Black Marriage Crisis," Differences 29: 2 (September 2018): 126-153.


"The Trauma of Internment," Washington Post, June 25, 2018


"Beyond 'Self-Congratulatory Celebration': Complicating Civil Rights Anniversaries," The American Historian (November 2014): 29-32.


Online exhibit, "Loving v. Virginia in Historical Context," Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations at the Brooklyn Historical Society, June 2014


"Hidden No More," Brooklyn Historical Society Newsletter, Winter/Spring 2013 Newsletter


"The Importance of Doing Recent History" (with Claire Potter), History News Network, ​October 29, 2012


“Confronting the Legacies of Violence: Lessons from Kent State and Greensboro, North Carolina,” in Laura Davis and Carole Barbato, ed., Democratic Narrative: History and Memory (Kent State University Press, 2012), 159-175​


"The Fierce Urgency of Then: What We Can--And Must--Learn from the Past," Friends of Justice Website, August 10, 2010


“Moving Beyond ‘The Movement that Changed the World’:Bringing the History of the Cold War into Civil Rights Museums,"The Public Historian 31:2 (May 2009): 31-46


"'No Diplomatic Immunity': African Diplomats, the State Department and Civil Rights, 1961-1964," Journal of American History 87 (September 2000): 546-579


“Immoral Conduct: White Women, Racial Transgressions and Child Custody Disputes, 1945-1985”in “Bad” Mothers: The Politics of Blame in 20th-Century America, ed. Molly Ladd-Taylor and Lauri Umansky (New York University Press, 1998), pp. 230-251.