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Robert Korstad, Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and History and Bass Fellow and Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Director of the Initiative on Poverty and Social Justice  

Office Location: 112 Sanford Inst Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-7335
Duke Box: 90245
Email Address: rkorstad@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc0u36LVGdg

Areas of Expertise

  • History
  • Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service
  • Social Policy
    • Economic Inequality and Poverty
    • Labor and Unions
    • Race/Ethnicity

Education:
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987

Research Categories: Social policy and US History

Research Description: Research: Social Policy from an historical perspective; labor; poverty; civil rights

Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • Pubpol 302d.002, Pol choice/val conflict Synopsis
    Rubenstein 153, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. R Korstad. "Could History Repeat Itself? The Prospects for a Second Reconstruction in Post-World War II South Carolina,." Toward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement of South Carolina during the Twentieth Century. University of South Carolina Press, March, 2014
  2. WH Chafe, R Gavins and R Korstad. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Talk About Life in the Segregated South. Edited by William Chafe, Raymond Gavins, and Robert Korstad. New Press, March, 2014. [html]  [abs]
  3. RR Korstad. Dreaming of a Time: The School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1940-1990. Chapel Hill: The School of Public Health, 1990.
  4. RR Korstad. Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South. Univ of North Carolina Press, March, 2014. [available here]  [abs]
  5. R Korstad and LA Jones. Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World. Univ of North Carolina Press, March, 2014.  [abs]

Highlight:
Robert Korstad is Professor of Public Policy and History at Duke University. He received his B.A. and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His research interests include twentieth century U. S. history, labor history, African American history, and contemporary social policy, and he is the Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. 

His publications include: To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America; (coauthor, University of North Carolina Press, 2010); Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South (University of North Carolina Press, 2003); Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Talk About Life in the Segregated South (coeditor, The New Press, 2001); Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (coauthor, University of North Carolina Press, revised edition, 2000).

Bio/Profile
Robert Korstad is the Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History at Duke University. He received his B.A. and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His research interests include twentieth century U. S. history, labor history, African American history, and contemporary social policy, and he is the co-director of a major documentary research project at Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, "Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South."

His publications include: To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America; (coauthor, University of North Carolina Press, 2010); Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South (University of North Carolina Press, 2003); Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Talk About Life in the Segregated South (coeditor, The New Press, 2001); Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (coauthor, University of North Carolina Press, revised edition, 2000).

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Robert Korstad