- Field(s): United States
- Dissertation Title: Urban Crucible: Racial Conflict and City Politics in Chicago, 1946-1964
- Advisor(s): Kevin Boyle
Erica Gilbert-Levin is a PhD candidate in United States History. Her dissertation, “Urban Crucible: Racial Conflict and City Politics in Chicago, 1946-1964,” explores how the dynamics between white reactionaries, multiracial liberals and leftists, “colorblind” policymakers, and the Black community played out in the context of the second wave of the Great Migration. Erica has a BA in Government from Cornell University and worked at Move-On.org and Ms. magazine before coming to Northwestern. She is the author of “Erasing Race from the Urban Terrain: The ‘Colorblind' Path to Place-Based Inequality,” in the Journal of Urban History, (2022) and “Class Feminist,” in Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation (ed., Barbara Findlen, 2001).