Maryan Soliman

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Department: Africana Studies
Office Address: ML 109
Office Phone: (909) 607-7979
Maryan Soliman


Maryan Soliman is an Assistant Professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies and is an affiliate of the Department of History at Scripps College. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Maryan received her BA in history from UC Berkeley and her MA in history from San Francisco State University. During the 2015–16 academic year, she held a postdoctoral fellowship with the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Maryan’s research interests include the black freedom movement, labor organizing, and radical history. Her scholarship examines social movements’ race politics and views on capitalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Maryan’s book manuscript—Reconstruction Relived: Communists, Race, and Southern Liberalism in 1930s Atlanta—explores the protest movement that emerged to defend the constitutional liberties of Communists facing state repression in Atlanta during the Great Depression. The project recognizes that responses to Communist race radicalism in the region provide a window into the worldviews and racial attitudes of southerners.