Robert Samuel Smith

Robert Smith Associate Professor

Office: Holton Hall, Room 386
Phone: (414) 229-5207
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2002
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1997
B.A., Purdue University, 1992

Research Interests:

African American history, Civil Rights, Legal History, Race and Law

Teaching Areas:

African American history, Civil Rights history, U.S. Legal history, African Americans and Law, General African American Diaspora Studies

Courses Offered:

African Americans and the Legal Process
African American History Surveys I, II.

Other Activities:

Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History

Selected Publications:

Smith, Robert S. “HBO’s The Wire: Media Placement and Post-Industrial Landscapes.” Africana Cultures and Policy Studies: How African American History, Culture, and Studies Can Transform Africana Public Policy Ed. Williams, Zachary. Palgrave Macmillan. (2009) .