Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

  Noel Wolfe
Advisor: Mark Naison
Dissertation Title: A Community at War: The Bronx and Crack Cocaine
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M.A., History, Fordham University, 2010
J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1999
B.A., History, Franklin and Marshall College, 1996

Research Interests:
Noël's interests include twentieth century American and African-American history, focusing on issues of race, gender, and law.  Her dissertation examines black and Latino interdenominational community activism against crack cocaine in the Bronx in the 1980s.

Awards and Fellowships:
Senior Teaching Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Fellowship, Department of History, Fordham University, 2013-2014
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Summer Fellowship to attend the Futures of American Studies Institute, Summer 2013
Teaching Fellowship, Department of History, Fordham University, Spring 2012, 2012-2013
Graduate Assistantship, Department of History, Fordham University, Spring 2010, 2010-2011, Fall 2012

“Shahar v. Bowers: The Balance between Constitutional Rights and Governmental Efficiency.” Law and Sexuality: A Review of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Legal Issues 8 (1998): 713-729.

Conference Presentations:
“Battling Crack: A Study of the Northwest Bronx Community Clergy Coalition’s Tactics.” Paper presented in seminar group at the Futures of American Studies Institute. Dartmouth, NH. June 2013.
“Uncovering Community Activism Against Crack Using the BAAHP’s Archival Document Collections and Oral Histories.” Bronx African American History Project’s Tenth Anniversary Conference. Paper presented upon invitation. Bronx, NY, April 2013.
“Portrait of a Drug: Representations of Crack in the New York Times, 1985-1995.” Drug and Culture Section, Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM, February 2013.
“Reflections on Emmet Till.” Presentation and Question and Answer Session for Brooklyn Public Library’s Testament to History Film Series: The Murder of Emmett Till. Brooklyn, NY, 2012.


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