William Sturkey is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He specializes in the history of race in the American South, with an interest in the histories of working-class racial minorities. He teaches courses on modern American history, Southern history, the Civil Rights Movement, and the history of America in the 1960s. He serves on the Faculty Advisory Board of the UNC Center for the Study of the American South and the UNC Program in the Humanities. During the 2017-2018 academic year, he was named one of two faculty recipients of the university-wide UNC Diversity and Inclusion Award.
Sturkey earned a doctorate in history from Ohio State University. Additionally, he holds a master’s in African American studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s in history and African American studies from Ohio State University.