La TaSha Levy is a Black Studies scholar who currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington – Seattle. She earned a Ph.D. in African American Studies at Northwestern University; a master’s in Africana Studies at Cornell University; and a bachelor’s from the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include post-WWII African American politics, Black intellectual history, and Black Women's Studies.
Dr. Levy's book manuscript, “Race Matters in the GOP,” traces the dramatic, ideological shift in Black Republican politics during the height and decline of the modern civil rights movement. She argues that the ideological shift in Black Republicanism, which pivoted from liberal to conservative, had devastating consequences for racial liberalism and two-party politics. For this work, she was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute.
Prior to graduate study, Dr. Levy worked in student affairs, having served as the director of the Luther P. Jackson Black Cultural Center and assistant dean of the Office of African American Affairs at the University of Virginia.
Summer 2017 B-term
#BlackLivesMatter in Media and Popular Culture; Historical Roots of #BlackLivesMatter; Black Power on College Campuses
- AFRAM Challenges Common Assumptions - September 28, 2021
- An occasion for unapologetic Black joy, community connection, and reeducation’: LaTaSha Levy discusses Juneteenth - June 23, 2021
- Dr. La TaSha Levy joins a special panel, "Law and Disorder: Police Violence and Race in America," sponsored by Humanities Washington - December 1, 2020
- Prof. La TaSha Levy to speak at Why Race Matters panel on the 2020 election - October 8, 2020
- AES Professors at the Black Student Union Soiree - July 15, 2017
- AFRAM 498 and the Black Lives Matter Movement - July 15, 2017
- AES Welcomes Four New Faculty Members - February 1, 2017