Joshua Clark Davis

Joshua Clark Davis is an assistant professor of United States history at the University of Baltimore focusing on social movements, policing, capitalism, and African American history. His first book, From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs, explores how social movements produced small businesses such as organic food stores, head shops, feminist businesses, and African American bookstores in the 1960s and ’70s. He’s also written scholarly articles on the history of Black-owned record stores and on the popularization of African music in the Black Power era and co-edited the essay collection Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a U.S. City. His research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Scholar Program. He’s written for The AtlanticThe NationJacobin, and The Washington Postand his work has been highlighted in The New York Times, CNNPBS News HourUSA TodayTimeSlate, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is currently writing a book on police and the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Follow him on Twitter @JoshClarkDavis.