Kendra Gage is a historian who specializes in topics including international women's and U.S. sports, African American resistance and social movements, 20th-century America, and the U.S. West. She is also well-regarded for her advocacy on teaching educators about implicit bias and anti-racism in the classroom.
After obtaining her Ph.D. in history from UNLV, Gage joined the faculty in 2011 as an assistant professor with the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies. Her manuscript, "Creating the Black California Dream: Virna Canson and the Black Freedom Struggle in the Golden State's Capital, 1940-1988," used the life of Virna Canson as lens for incorporating Sacramento's activities within the larger historical framework of the civil rights movement.
Gage is also one of the founders of the Race, Indigeneity, and Freedom Lab, which is an intensive interdisciplinary research lab for the creative study, thinking, and teaching on race, racism, and liberation in the Mountain West and beyond.
- Ph.D., History, UNLV