Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Faculty and Staff Directory

Tikia K. Hamilton

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 546

Phone: 773.508.2237


CV Link: HamiltonTikiaKCV


Tikia K. Hamilton joins us an Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago. She teaches the “American Pluralism” course for the history department, and she will be developing new courses that concentrate on African American History.

Dr. Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University and a masters in African American Studies from Columbia University. She attended Dartmouth College for her undergraduate work, where she majored in History under a Mellon Fellowship. She has lengthy experience teaching at the secondary and undergraduate levels and working as an educational consultant.

She is currently completing revisions for her first book, entitled Making a Model System: The Battle for Educational Equality in the Nation’s Capital before Brown, which chronicles the various campaigns African Americans waged to obtain equal resources under segregation in the federal city. 

Dr. Hamilton is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Spencer Fellowship from National Academy of Education.  She is a native of Chicago and has travelled solo to over two dozen countries in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Research Interests

African American History, 20th Century U.S. History, African American/U.S. Women’s History, the History of Education, Urban History

Courses Taught

  • HIST 103 - American Pluralism

Selected Publications

HAMILTON, TIKIA K. “The Cost of Integration: The Contentious Career of Garnet C. Wilkinson.” Washington History, vol. 30, no. 1, 2018, pp. 50–60. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/90021506. Accessed 24 Aug. 2021.

"Afterword,” Race and Racism in American Public Life by Johnnetta B. Cole (2019 Mercer Lectures), University of Virginia Press, 2020.

Hamilton, Tikia K. Review of Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools, by Michelle Purdy. The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, vol. 13 no. 1, 2020, p. 169-171. 

HAMILTON, TIKIA K. Review of Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital by Quigley, Joan. Washington History, vol. 29, no. 2, 2017, pp. 70–71.