Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History
Award-winning author David Roediger has credited KU with having outstanding departments of American studies and history. His own passions — which have revolutionized the study of labor history and led his peers to call him “one of the finest historians of race and racism” — are what led him to KU.
An internationally recognized historian, Roediger decided to make Lawrence his home after KU welcomed him as keynote speaker for the 60th anniversary of the Department of American Studies.
Roediger has a joint appointment in history and American studies and will drive the development of new projects and interdisciplinary partnerships, drawing top graduate students and scholars to KU.