Kori A. Graves

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
B.A., Appalachian State University 

060L Social Science
Phone: (518) 442-5292
Fax: (518) 442-5301


Undergraduate Courses:
HIS 101 American Political and Social History II
HIS 290 Special Topics: History of Marriage and Family in the U.S.
HIS 312 History of American Foreign Policy II
HIS 301 History of Women in the U.S.

Graduate Courses:
HIS 603/639 Readings in Gender in U.S. Culture and Society

Current Research Interests:

I have always been impressed by the many ways people throughout time have attempted to resolve the challenges they encountered whether as individuals or through agencies and institutions. When I look at evidence that exposes the methods used by famous and not-so-famous historical actors, I am reminded that the study of history involves not only an assessment of what happened but also an analysis of how and why one course of action won out over another option. Although I am an historian of the United States in the twentieth century, the research questions I pursue endeavor to situate the experiences of diverse groups of people and ideas in a transnational context. My research interests in the history of international and interracial adoption, marriage and family, and Cold War civil rights, allow me to consider how people have and continue to remake ideas about gender, race, class, and citizenship as a result of personal, national, and international imperatives. To fully explore these areas of inquiry, I use methods familiar to practitioners of social, cultural, and political analyses.

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