St. Cloud State Today

Christopher Lehman

Company: St. Cloud State University

Position: Chair / Professor, Ethnic, Gender and Women's Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • African American Studies
  • St. Cloud’s African American Community

Publications & Accomplishments

  • Lehman, C. P. (2007) The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films, 1907-1954. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
  • Lehman, C. P. (Summer 2019). “Black Cloud: The Struggles of St. Cloud’s African American Community, 1880-1920.” Minnesota History, 234-243.
  • Lehman, C. P. (2019). Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press.


Ph. D. in African-American/Black Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 


Christopher P. Lehman is the director of the African American Studies Minor at St. Cloud State University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and he has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Hutchins Institute for African and African American Research. His articles have appeared in Minnesota History and The Chronicles of Oklahoma. In January 2020 his book Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State became a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in the “Minnesota Nonfiction” category.