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Elyse Banks

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Elyse Banks's area of focus is 20th Century U.S. History and her dissertation explores the role of Catholic interracial organizing in the struggle for black equality. Beyond interracial organizing, she is also interested in the history of social movements, religion, and race.


  • UC Santa Cruz, MA and PhD
  • Wesleyan University, BA in History and African American Studies