Articles & Book Chapters
“The Black Cabinet: Economic Civil Rights in the Nixon Administration,” in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican, Glenn Feldman, ed. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011), pgs. 240-290.
“‘The Challenge of Change’: Edward Brooke, The Republican Party, and the Struggle for Redemption,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 2011): 91-118.
“Conscience of a Black Conservative: The 1964 Election and the Rise of the National Negro Republican Assembly,” Federal History, (January 2009): 32-45.
Upcoming Papers & Presentations
“The Time of the Black Elephant Has Come”: Bill Brock, Black Republicans, and the Rise of Alternative Solutions,” American Political History Institute, Seminar (Boston, MA, April 2013)
Faculty Commentator, “The Evolution of Black Activism,” Boston University Graduate Student Political History Conference (Boston, MA, March 2013).
“Desegregating Backlash: White Liberals and Black Citizens in the Making of Modern Conservatism,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting (Milwaukee, WI, April 2012).
“Law, Order, and Social Justice? Black Republicans, Linked Fate, and the Pursuit of Power, 1965-1976,” Center for the Humanities, Lecture Series (Wesleyan University, March 2012).
“Exploring Political Networks in the Post-Civil Rights Era,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL, Jan. 2012).
“Race Relations and the U.S. Presidency: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA, Sept. 2011)
Interviews & News
“Assisted by Fellowship, Wright Reveals Black Agendas in GOP,” Wesleyan Connection (Feb. 2013)
“A White House History,” HuffPost Live Discussion (Feb. 2013)
“Wright Receives Award from Woodrow Wilson Fellowship,” Wesleyan Connection (Jan. 2013)
“Django Unchained, Film, and History,” The Intersection with Jeff Johnson and Elsa M. (Jan. 2013)
“The Riddle of Black Republicans: More Than Meets the Eye,” Wesleyan Connection (April 2012)
“Panelists Discuss Journey from Student to Teacher at Greene Symposium,” Wesleyan Connection (Dec. 2011)
“Wright Authors Chapter in ‘How the South Became Republican’ Book,” Wesleyan Connection (Oct. 2011)
“Columbus Revealed,” Where We Live with John Dankosky, WNPR Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, (Oct. 2009).
“Leah Wright: New History, African American Studies Assistant Professor,” The Wesleyan Connection (Oct. 2009).
“Settling In: Leah Wright,” Princeton University, Department of History (Dec. 2008).