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Department: History

William P. HustwitWilliam P. Hustwit

Assistant Professor of History


Berte Humanities Building 204

Contact Information:

Box 549031
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4866
Office Fax: (205) 226-3089

Brief Career Background:

Hustwit has been a member of the history faculty at Birmingham-Southern College since 2013. Born and raised in Wooster, Ohio, he earned his B.A. from Kenyon College and attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi. Hustwit specializes in 20th Century U.S. history. In 2013, the University of North Carolina Press published his dissertation as James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation. Several of his articles and review essays deal with the Civil Rights Movement. In 2012, Hustwit's article in the Journal of Southern History, "From Caste to Colorblindness," won the Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Media and Civil Rights History Award from the University of South Carolina.

His personal interests include reading history, historical fiction, and non-fiction, hiking, running, and birding.


Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • 20th Century U.S.
  • South
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Modern Latin America

Courses Taught:

HI 152: The American People II

HI 206: The New South

HI 261: Modern Latin America

HI 300: Practice of History Seminar

HI 320: America Since 1940

HI 349:  The Cold War

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