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Judith Stein

Distinguished Professor


Division of Humanities and the Arts




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  • Profile

    Professor Stein teaches courses in African American and twentieth century United States history. She is on the editorial board of International Labor and Working-Class History, and has received fellowships from the NEH and ACLS. As well publishing in scholarly journals, she has written for the New York Times, Nation, Philadelphia Inquirer, Village Voice, In These Times and Dissent, where she blogs. She was the Nicholay V. Sivachev Distinguished Professor in United States History at Moscow State University in Spring, 2006 and taught at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan, in 2001.  She was elected to the Society of American Historians. 

  • Education

    B.A. Vassar College

    Ph.D., Yale University
  • Courses Taught

    The United States since 1945

    African American History

  • Publications

    The World of Marcus Garvey: Race and Class in Modern Society (1986). Selected as an ACLS Humanities E-Book, 2004

    Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of American Liberalism (1998)

    Pivotal Decade:  How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the 1970s. Winner of Labor History best book prize 2011

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