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Gregg Ivers Professor Department of Government

Ph.D, Political Science, Emory University
M.A., Political Science, Emory University
B.A, Political Science and Journalism, University of Missouri

Gregg Ivers is Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Professor Ivers is the author or editor of eight books, including To Build a Wall: American Jews and the Separation of Church and State, Creating Constitutional Change, Inside the Judicial Process, American Constitutional Law: Volumes I and II, and Constitutional Law: An Introduction. and numerous articles on constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, law and popular culture, the civil rights movement and other topics that meet at the intersection of law, politics and society. He is a past recipient of the School of Public Affairs Outstanding Teaching Award, Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award and Faculty-Staff Collaboration Award, and the University Diversity and Inclusion Award.

From 2000-2020, Professor Ivers served as co-editor of the Constitutionalism and Democracy Series published by the University of Virginia Press. He currently serves on the Academic Advisory Board for The History Makers, the largest digital archive of African American Oral History in the world.

In June 2018, Professor Ivers launched the Julian Bond Oral History Project, serving as Director. The project documents the rise of civil rights activist, professor and public intellectual Julian Bond's rise to prominence from 1960-1968 and the broader Southern civil rights movement.

Please visit Professor Ivers' YouTube channels:

Julian Bond Oral History Project
Hidden Civil Rights History
See Also
Julian Bond Oral History Project
SPA Department of Government
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Spring 2023

  • GOVT-415 Southern Civil Rights Movement

  • GOVT-425 Jazz & Civil Rights Movement

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement: Jazz and Civil Rights Movement

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement: Jazz and Civil Rights Movement

  • SPA-220 The American Constitution