At the January 28 meeting of CUNY’s board of trustees, Judith Stein, a member of the doctoral faculty in history, whose home campus is City College, was appointed Distinguished Professor, effective February 1, 2013.
Dr. Stein’s field of scholarship is U.S. twentieth-century political economy and African American history. Her books include Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies (Yale University Press, 2010); The World of Marcus Garvey: Race and Class in Modern Society (Louisiana State University Press, 1986, ACLS History E-Book, 2004); and Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of Liberalism (University of North Carolina Press, 1998). Her numerous articles have appeared in such journals as New York Historical Society Quarterly, Science and Society, International Labor and Working Class History, Journal of Policy History, and Labor in the Modern South. She has also published chapters in The Carter Presidency and Organized Labor in the Twentieth-Century South.
In her graduate courses, she teaches the literature of American history from Reconstruction to the present; problems in African American history; the rise and fall of the civil rights era; and a research seminar in post–New Deal history. In 2006 Stein served as Nikolay V. Sivachev Distinguished Chair in American History at Moscow State University. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University.
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