Brenda Gayle Plummer

Position title: Merze Tate Professor of History


Phone: 608.263.1845

Office: 5111 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4011 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Joint Appointment: African American Studies

Brenda Gayle Plummer


My specializations are African American history, the United States in the 20th century, Caribbean history, and the history of U.S. foreign relations. I am currently working on a study of race and race making in the world of commercial travel.


Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., Antioch College


Advisor To

Selected Awards

  • Evjue Bascom Chair in African American Studies
  • Institute for Research in the Humanities Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellowship, Spring 2023
  • Karen Johnson Teaching Award, History department, 2021
  • Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies 2017

History Courses