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Gunther W. Peck

Associate Professor of History
Dept of History, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
308 Classroom Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


My research focuses on the long history of human trafficking and its relationship to the evolution of racial ideology, humanitarian intervention, and immigration policy in North America and Europe.

In addition to mentoring both History and Public Policy graduate students, I regularly teach four undergraduate lecture courses entitled “Immigrant Dreams, American Realities: U.S. Immigration Policy History,”  “Historicizing Whiteness,” “Human Trafficking, Past to Present,” and “North American Environmental History.”  As a community activist in North Carolina, I have also taken a keen interest in voting rights and understanding how and why citizens do and do not vote.


Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of History · 2003 - Present History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies · 2003 - Present Sanford School of Public Policy
Bass Fellow · 2011 - Present History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Yale University · 1994 Ph.D.
Yale University · 1991 M.A.
University of Wisconsin, Madison · 1989 M.A.
Princeton University · 1984 B.A.