Kent Germany

Nonresident Research Fellow

Areas Of Expertise

  • Race and Racism
  • Social Issues
  • Economic Issues
  • Jobs and Economy
  • The Presidency

Kent Germany is an associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina and nonresident research fellow at the Miller Center, where works with the Presidential Recordings Program.

He received his B.A. and M.A. from Louisiana Tech University, and his Ph.D. in history from Tulane University. Germany is the author of New Orleans After the Promises: Poverty, Citizenship, and the Search for the Great Society (Georgia).

His research interests lie in the American South, race relations, and poverty, and he is completing a book titled Seeking the Great Society: A Southern City After Jim Crow, 1964–1974, a grassroots study of the civil rights and antipoverty movements of the 1960s and 1970s and their role in the transformation of race relations and political culture in New Orleans.


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