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Aaron Lefkovitz

  • Teaching Professor
  • ​​Ph.D., American Studies, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

  • History
  • ​20th Century U.S. & African American Popular Cultural Histories


Ph.D., American Studies, University at Buffalo (SUNY)​


Dr. Lefkovitz's publications include his dissertation Three Transnational Jazz Singers (Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald) A Political History of Music and subsequent books Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, & Miles Davis: A Twentieth Century Transnational BiographyJimi Hendrix and The Cultural Politics of Popular Music, Transnational Cinematic & Popular Music Icons: Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, & Queen Latifah, 1917-2017, and Why Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize for Literature: The Triumph of the Populist Poetic


Dr. Lefkovitz teaches 20th century US History survey courses, seminars on the Disney corporation and the correlations between visual culture, race, power, gender, Latin America, and resistance, an Explore Chicago course on the inter-relationships between race, culture, and ethnicity in various neighborhoods, and a Service-Learning course centered on the Back of the Yards neighborhood, where DePaul students actively engage with middle-school students and learn about the area's economic and political histories and present day neo-liberal realities.  ​​