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Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin

M.A. American History, San Francisco State University
B.A. American History

Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin is a PhD candidate of history at Stanford University. Prior to entering Stanford University, she earned both her B.A. and M.A. in American History and a minor in dance at San Francisco State University. She went on to become tenured faculty at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) where she taught both African American and United States History. Her current research interests are focused on the African American experience in California and the Pacific Northwest. More specifically, her research centers on the intersection of racial and environmental inequality examining how those disparities are perpetuated through the building of urban infrastructure in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point. Aliyah is also a dance performing artist interested in utilizing public history and the arts to make local histories more accessible to people outside academia. 


  • "A Forgotten Community, A Forgotten History: San Francisco's 1966 Uprising" featured in The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle Outside the South (NYU Press, 2019)