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Paul Ortiz    

Historian, Professor, Author of "An African American History of the United States"

Professor Paul Ortiz is the author of "An African American and Latinx History of the United States", which received the 2018 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. His book "Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920" was awarded the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize from the Florida Historical Society and the Florida Institute of Technology. He also co-edited and conducted oral history interviews for the book, "Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Jim Crow South".

He teaches undergraduate courses and supervises graduate fields in African American history, Latinx history, comparative ethnic studies, U.S. South, labor, social movement theory, oral history and field work methodologies among other topics.

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