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Dylan C. Penningroth is a historian and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2012, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Program grant.

Dylan C. Penningroth
Alma materYale University;
Johns Hopkins University
Notable awardsMacArthur Fellows Program



Penningroth received in 1993 his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and his Masters (1996) and Ph.D. (2000) from Johns Hopkins University. His studies focus on elements of African American life under slavery and in the half-century following slavery’s abolition.[1]


  • The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-century South. Univ of North Carolina Press. 2003. pp. 312–. ISBN 978-0-8078-5476-1.
  • Edward E. Baptist; Stephanie M. H. Camp, eds. (2006). "My People, My People". New Studies in the History of American Slavery. University of Georgia Press. pp. 166–. ISBN 978-0-8203-2694-8.


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