Tera W. Hunter


“There are years that ask questions and years that answer." ~Zora Neale Hurston

My Expertise

Dr. Tera W. Hunter is Professor of History and African-American Studies at Princeton University. She is a scholar of labor, gender, race, and Southern history.

She is a native of Miami, Florida, where she attended public schools. She received a B.A. degree from Duke University and a Ph.D. from Yale University.


St. Louis School Desegregation

Diversity in Education

History of African American Education

Equity Pedagogy


St. Louis School Desegregation: Patterns of Progress and Peril (Historical Studies in Education) (Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2019 edition (December 31, 2018).

Upcoming Book

Co-authoring a book with Robin D. G. Kelley and Earl Lewis: The Making of a People: A History of African-Americans (under contract, W. W. Norton Press).

Current Research Project

 “The African American Marriage Gap in the Twentieth Century.”

More Dr. Rias

Consultant for museum exhibitions and documentary films.

Designed to help secondary school teachers and students learn new ways of thinking about American history.