School of Labor & Employment Relations
223A LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820
PhD, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020
MA, History, Clark Atlanta University, 2012
BA, History, Morehouse College, 2007
Augustus is a scholar of African American History of the Urban South with an interdisciplinary focus on political economy, intra-racial class struggle, working class social movements, and gentrification in modern urban regions. He also centralizes the role of labor struggles in anti-Black working-class racial oppression and the development of internal neo-colonialism. His other research includes Black Power in Southern Cities, Black Marxism in History, and Black Radicalism in labor social movements.