Justin Randolph

Justin Randolph, Faculty photo, 2020Assistant Professor
Office: TMH 205
Email: justin.randolph@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.0157

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. - Yale University
B.A. - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A.A. - Bevill State Community College

Research Interests:
American history, Oral history, African American history, American South

Justin Randolph (he/him) specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. social and political history. His primary research concerns the intersection of policing and inequality in the American South. His first book, Mississippi Law: The Long Crisis of Policing and Reform in America's Black Countryside is under advance contract with the University of North Carolina Press. There, Randolph chronicles Black resistance to white supremacist policing and police reform in rural Mississippi between the dawn of Jim Crow and the onset of mass incarceration. His broader interests include oral history, public history, agricultural history, social movements, capitalism, and historical memory.

A first generation, low-income (FGLI) college graduate, Randolph welcomes questions regarding the Public History Program or university life generally.

Recent Writing

Recent Prizes

  • 2020 C. Vann Woodward Prize, Southern Historical Association
  • 2020 Gilbert C. Fite Dissertation Award, Agricultural History Society
  • 2020 George Washington Egleston Historical Prize, Yale University Department of History

Courses Taught

History 1320 | U.S. History, 1877 to Date
History 3380 | The Desegregation of the South from 1944-1970
History 4361 | U.S. History, 1968 to present
History 5345D | Oral History in Theory and Practice