Max Felker-Kantor

Max Felker-Kantor

Assistant Professor of History

Curriculum Vitae


Room:BB 232

Max Felker-Kantor has taught at Ball State as Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of History since 2018.  He received his PhD in 2014 from the University of Southern California.  This fall he joins us on the tenure-line as Assistant Professor of History.  He teaches courses in twentieth-century American and African American history with a focus on race, politics, and social movements. He is particularly interested in the policies and institutions of urban law enforcement and criminal justice systems since World War II. His articles and book chapters have been published in the Journal of Urban History, Journal of Civil and Human Rights, Boom California, Black and Brown Los Angeles: A Contemporary Reader, the Pacific Historical Review, and the Casden Annual Review.  Dr. Felker-Kantor’s first book, Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2018.  Currently, he is researching schools, inner city policing and the D.A.R.E. program.


PhD in History
University of Southern California

Prior Employment

DePauw University