Robert Korstad

Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy (2007 - 2012)

Professor Robert Korstad is an expert on social policy from a historical perspective and issues such as labor, poverty, and civil rights. 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.