Education, Training, & Certifications
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1987
Duke Appointment History
- Professor in the Department of History, History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2014 - 2016
- Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University 2015 - 2016
- Director of the Initiative on Poverty and Social Justice, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University 2015 - 2016
- Professor in the Department of History, History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2010 - 2012
- Associate Professor of History, History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2004 - 2009
- Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University 2001 - 2009
- Assistant Professor of Public Policy Studies, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University 1994 - 2001
- Assistant Professor of History, History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 1997 - 2000
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University 1989 - 1994
In the News
OCT 9, 2018 Bull City 150
DEC 11, 2017
AUG 11, 2017
MAR 28, 2017 Sanford School of Public Policy
JUN 18, 2015 WERE-Cleveland’s “America’s Work Force”
JUN 3, 2015
MAY 12, 2015 the News & Observer
MAY 12, 2015 The News & Observer
MAY 6, 2015
DEC 30, 2014 Durham News
SEP 3, 2014
APR 18, 2014 High Point Enterprise
NOV 19, 2013
NOV 13, 2013 WUNC Radio
Awards & Honors
- Senior Fellow. Kenan Institute for Ethics. March 2010
- Faculty Fellow. Social Science Research Institute. 2008
- Charles S. Sydnor Award. Southern Historical Association. 2004
- H. L. Mitchell Award. Southern Historical Association. 2004
- LIBERTY LEGACY FOUNDATION AWARD. Organization of American Historians. 2004
- Fellowships for University Teachers. National Endowment for the Humanities. 1990
- Albert J. Beveridge Award. American Historical Association. 1988
- MERLE CURTI AWARD. Organization of American Historians. 1988
- Bull City 150 awarded by North Carolina Humanities Council 2018 - 2019
- Voting Rights in the United States awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities 2017 - 2019
- Challenging the Master Narrative of the Civil Rights Movement awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities 2017 - 2019
- J. Kirk Felsman Program on Children in Adversity: Felsman Fellowships awarded by Bernard Van Leer Foundation 2014 - 2016
- Fund for Social Entrepreneurship awarded by Mary Duke Biddle Foundation 1998 - 2001
- (96-0531) Hart Leadership Fellows Program awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation 1996
- Publications & Artistic Works
- Korstad, RR, and Leloudis, JL. To right these wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the battle to end poverty and inequality in 1960s America. January 1, 2010.
- Korstad, RR. Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South. Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003.
- Chafe, WH, Gavins, R, and Korstad, R. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Talk About Life in the Segregated South. New Press, January 1, 2001.
- Korstad, R, and Jones, LA. Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World. Univ of North Carolina Press, 2000.
- Korstad, RR. Dreaming of a Time: The School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1940-1990. 1990.
- Korstad, R. "Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty." JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY 76, no. 3 (August 2010): 789-790. Link to Item
- Korstad, RR. "Civil Rights Unionism and the Black Freedom Struggle." American Communist History 8, no. 2 (December 2008): 255-258. (Academic Article)
- Korstad, RR. "Child Labor." Tar Heel Junior Historian 39 (October 1999): 28-30. (Academic Article)
- James Leloudis, . "Citizen Soldiers: The North Carolina Volunteers and the War on Poverty." Law and Contemporary Problems 62 (1999): 177-197. (Academic Article)
- Griffin, LJ, and Korstad, RR. "Historical inference and event-structure analysis." International Review of Social History 43, no. 6 (December 1, 1998): 145-165.
- Griffin, LJ. "Class as Race and Gender: Making and Breaking a Labor Union in the Jim Crow South." Social Science History 19 (December 1995): 425-454. (Academic Article)
- KORSTAD, R. "THE POSSIBILITIES FOR RACIAL EGALITARIANISM, CONTEXT MATTERS." INTERNATIONAL LABOR AND WORKING-CLASS HISTORY , no. 44 (1993): 41-44. Link to Item
- Korstad, RR. "Documentary projects for refugee and displaced children in Southern Africa." Journal of Social Development in Africa 8, no. 2 (January 1, 1993): 61-72.
- Fee, E, and Korstad, RR. "Women health workers: Past and present." American Journal of Public Health 82, no. 2 (1992): 165-166.
- Fee, E, and Korstad, RR. "Understanding history to shape the future - The new editors' vision." American Journal of Public Health 81, no. 6 (January 1, 1991): 781-782. Full Text
- Korstad, RR. "Fighting for Our Lives: The School of Public Health Marks 50 Years of Change and Challenge." Carolina Alumni Review 78 (October 1989): 50-57. (Academic Article)
- Korstad, R, and Lichtenstein, N. "Opportunities Found and Lost: Labor, Radicals, and the Early Civil Rights Movement." The Journal of American History 75, no. 3 (December 1988): 786-786. Full Text
- Hall, JD, Korstad, R, and Leloudis, J. "Cotton Mill People: Work, Community, and Protest in the Textile South, 1880-1940." The American Historical Review 91, no. 2 (April 1986): 245-245. Full Text
- Korstad, R. "Curing my historical schizophrenia." In Becoming Southern Writers: Essays in Honor of Charles Joyner, 135-138. January 1, 2016.
- Hall, JD, Korstad, R, and Leloudis, J. "Cotton mill people: Work, community, and Protest in the Textile South, 1880-1940." In The Intersection of Work and Family Life, 497-538. February 7, 2013.
- Korstad, R. "Could History Repeat Itself? The Prospects for a Second Reconstruction in Post-World War II South Carolina." In Toward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement of South Carolina during the Twentieth Century. University of South Carolina Press, 2008. (Chapter)
- Korstad, R. "The color of work: The struggle for civil rights in the Southern paper industry, 1945-1980." JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY 69, no. 1 (February 2003): 226-227. (Review) Link to Item
- Korstad, R. "A medical investigation." Science 251, no. 5000 (March 22, 1991): 1507-1508. Full Text Link to Item
- KORSTAD, R. "THE RJ-REYNOLDS-TOBACCO-COMPANY - TILLEY,NM." TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE 27, no. 3 (July 1986): 639-640. Full Text Link to Item
- Teaching & Mentoring
- Scholarly, Clinical, & Service Activities
Presentations & Appearances
- North Carolina's Long Civil Rights Movement.. January 13, 2012 2012
- The Battle Against Poverty: Writing a History of the North Carolina Fund. August 31, 2010 2010
- To Right These Wrongs: Teaching the Politics of Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America. May 1, 2010 2010
- From the Cotton Fields to the Cotton Club: The African American Diaspora in the Interwar Years. March 20, 2010 2010
- Like a Family: Southern Textile Towns”. May 15, 2008 2008
Outreach & Engaged Scholarship
- Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader. Documenting Durham's Health History: Understanding the Roots of Health Disparities. 2018 - 2019 2018 - 2019
- DukeEngage Program Leader . Race and justice in the post-apartheid era. May 2017 - July 2017 2017
- Bass Connections Faculty Team Member. Education and Rural Entrepreneurship in Appalachia. August 2014 - May 2015 2014 - 2015
- Bass Connections Faculty Team Member. Education, Poverty and Economic Inequality in Rural Appalachia. August 2013 - May 2014 2013 - 2014
- Instructor. DukeEngage in South Africa - Cape Town. 2010 2010
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