Pero G. Dagbovie

Positions: Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; Dean of the Graduate School; University Distinguished Professor 
Fields: African American History, U.S. History, Intellectual History, Philosophy of History
Regions: United States, African Diaspora

Office: 208C Old Horticulture
Phone: (517) 884-4887

Pero Dagbovie is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of History, the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Dean of the Graduate School.  His scholarship centers on African American history and twentieth-century U.S. history. He has authored seven books and numerous articles and essays, and he is the former editor of The Journal of African American History, the leading scholarly journal in its field, founded in 1916.  He has delivered keynote presentations throughout the nation and abroad and is on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, including The Michigan Historical Review, Modern American History, Journal of Black Studies, and Journal for the Study of Radicalism.  Active in public history, Dagbovie has served as a scholar consultant for the “And Still We Rise” permanent exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the Organization of American Historians and the National Park Service (U.S. Department of Interior) National Capital Region History Program, National Capital Parks — East. He is currently serving as the lead historian consultant for the restoration of the Carter G. Woodson Home, National Historic Site in Washington, D.C.  He has also served as a consultant for history and social studies curriculum development with public school systems in Michigan and has led numerous teaching history workshops and summer institutes for secondary school history teachers supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the Michigan Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dagbovie actively mentors diverse groups of students. He has mentored many undergraduate students in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program and the Summer Research Opportunity Program and has served as the major advisor of numerous graduate students who have earned doctoral degrees and are now working in academia.