Lindsey Swindall (lswindal)

Lindsey Swindall

Teaching Associate Professor

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Peirce 107
(201) 216-8245

General Information

Lindsey R. Swindall joined the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in January 2015. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of South Carolina and Master's and Doctoral degrees in African American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has written several books in the field of African American Studies including The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello and Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art. Her book The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955 came out in paperback in 2019. She also co-edited a volume of historical documents on Food Studies called American Appetites and contributed a chapter on Michelle Obama's food reform to the volume Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop. Her writing has been published in academic and literary journals including James Baldwin Review, New Jersey Studies, The Volunteer, Lunch Ticket, Litro Magazine, The MacGuffin and Stevens own literary journal Palaver. She was selected to participate in the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholar program from 2017-19 which included facilitating discussions on race and U.S. history at venues across the state. In 2024, she received the Employee Recognition Award for Excellence in All We Do. She teaches HASS 103 and 105 as well as courses in U.S. History.

Institutional Service

  • FLI (First Generation Limited Income) Mentoring Program Member
  • HASS Committee on Gender Studies Minor Member
  • Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) Member
  • Mindfulness Chair
  • First Year Reader Program - Book Selection Committee Member
  • First Year Reading Program - Discussion Facilitator Member

Professional Societies

  • Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Member
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History Member
  • USS – Universities Studying Slavery Member

Selected Publications

Book Review

  1. Swindall, L. (2020). Review of The Untold Life of Peter Lee. N/A. New Jersey Studies (1 ed., vol. 6, pp. 238-240). Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Historical Commission.

Creative nonfiction short story

  1. Swindall, L. (2022). My Summer Working at the Piggly Wiggly. Litro Magazine (vol. April 16, 2022). New York, NY.
  2. Swindall, L. (2019). In the Zone. Lunch Ticket Literary Journal (vol. 15). Los Angeles, CA: Antioch University.

Instructional Material

  1. Swindall, L. (2021). "Four Ways to Reconsider Facilitating Discussions on Race and Social Justice" (1 ed., vol. 7, pp. 373-382). Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Studies.

Journal Article

  1. Swindall, L. (2020). "Racial Justice Then and Now: Paul Robeson's Antifascist Legacy" (Vol. 37, No. 3 ed., vol. September 2020, pp. 17-18). The Volunteer.
  2. Swindall, L. (2019). Sitting at Baldwin's Table. James Baldwin Review (1 ed., vol. 5, pp. 105-115). Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Newspaper Article

  1. Swindall, L. (2019). Reflecting on the Civil Rights Act's Anniversary with James Baldwin. The North Star. New York City.
  2. Swindall, L. (2019). Celebrating Paul Robeson's Legacy of Art and Activisim. The North Star. New York City.

Revised paperback edition of book

  1. Swindall, L. (2019). The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955 (First paperback ed.). Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.