Michael Ezra

Professor of American Multicultural Studies
Ph.D., American Studies, University of Kansas
Email: ezra@sonoma.edu
Voicemail: 707-664-3293
Office: Nichols Hall 211

Professional and Personal Interests

My professional focus is on post-World War II African American history. I have written two books that reflect this interest—Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon (Temple University Press, 2009) and Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives (ABC Clio, 2009). I also edited the book The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power (Routledge, 2013). I feel grateful for the opportunity to teach and advise Sonoma State University students, both in American multicultural studies and the Equal Opportunity Program.

Selected Course Offerings

  • Ethnic Groups in America (AMCS 210)
  • How Racism Works: America in Black and White (AMCS 225)
  • Muhammad Ali and the Civil Rights Movement (AMCS 315)

Selected Publications

  • Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon (Temple University Press, 2009)
  • Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives (ABC Clio, 2009)
  • The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power (Routledge, 2013)