As of 2011, Aaron Pride is a second year doctoral student at Kent State University. His area of specialization is African American history and nineteenth century American history with subfields in American intellectual and African history. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Miami University. His dissertation will be a biography of African American civil rights activist, William Monroe Trotter that focuses on the importance of religion in Trotter’s consciousness and writing. My hobbies include playing chess, running and being a volunteer track coach in the summer.