Anna Duensing is a PhD candidate in the joint program in History and African American Studies at Yale University. Her dissertation explores antifascist thought and action in the 20th century Black freedom struggle, Black radical theories of racial fascism in the United States, and the role of the U.S. far right within opposition and massive resistance to the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Duensing’s broader research, writing, and teaching interests include U.S. immigration history, public history, Holocaust memory, histories of xenophobia and antisemitism, the global far right, and the American Conservative Movement. Her work has been supported by the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism.
Duensing graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. concentration in History and Public Humanities from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. She has worked for a number of museums and cultural institutions, including WNYU-FM, the National September 11 Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Henry Street Settlement, the German-American Institute Heidelberg, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
Specialist Research Areas: United States, Germany, Fascism, Neo-Nazism, the Ku Klux Klan