Skyler D. Gordon studies the connection between African Americans and US military empire post-1945, specifically black Americans’ involvement in and responses to US foreign wars, military interventions and occupations, and the military industrial complex. He is interested in African American and Diasporic History, Transnational History, and Histories of Empire. He is currently researching African American responses to the Grenada Revolution and the 1983 US-led invasion of Grenada.
Gordon received a Bachelor’s degree in History and Classics from Vanderbilt University in 2016. That same year, he became a researcher for the Lost in the Ivy archival project which documents the history of black students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt using oral histories and printed materials. From 2017 to 2018, he worked for the Tennessee Historical Society in Nashville, TN as Assistant State Coordinator for Tennessee History Day, a state-affiliate of National Tennessee History Day. He also wrote for the Society’s online blog, 1796: A Journal of Tennessee History.