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Iver Bernstein

​Director of American Culture Studies; Professor of History, African and African-American Studies (Affiliate), and American Culture Studies
PhD, Yale University
MPhil, Yale University
MA, Yale University
BA, Brown University
research interests:
  • 19th Century US History
  • American Political Culture
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Slavery and Race in the Americas

contact info:

office hours:

  • Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 AM

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1062
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Bernstein’s scholarship centers on the long 19th-Century United States, with a focus on slavery, race, and political culture.

Bernstein has written about the origins and significance of the Civil War, the roots of racialized violence, and the possibilities of democratic social and political movements.

For more information, visit Iver Bernstein's department profile.