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David Walton

David Walton

Assistant Professor

College of Arts and Sciences


Contact Information

Phone: 828.2272696.
Office: 227B McKee Building
Pronouns: His, He, Him


A native of Romulus, Michigan, David M. Walton earned a dual PhD in History and African American & African Studies from Michigan State University in the summer of 2017. He also earned a MA in World History and a Graduate Certificate in African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Walton is an active member of the National Council of Black Studies, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


  • Ph D, Michigan State University, African American & African Studies; History

Teaching Interests

The History of Hip-Hop, Black Radical Thought, the Long Black Freedom Struggle, Comparative Black History, Transnational Black History, Black Women's History, the History of Black Studies, and Black Studies Theory.

Research Interests

Current research projects focus on the Black Power Movement of Detroit and Detroit's underground economy of the 1980s-1990s.

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