Samuel Roberts

Samuel Roberts

Samuel Roberts

Associate Professor
History, Sociomedical Sciences and of African American and African Diaspora Studies


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Dr. Roberts specializes in the history of post-emancipation African-American social movements, class formations, and urban political economy. His book, titled Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation, is an exploration of the political economy of health and tuberculosis control from the late nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century. He is currently researching the development of late nineteenth- and twentieth- century patterns of labor and West Indian migration in the Republic of Panama. At Columbia he has faculty affiliations with the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy's (ISERP) Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Programs (H&SS), where he is Coordinator of the Working Group in African-American History and the Health and Social Sciences (AAHHSS). He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia (1995) and his Ph.D. from Princeton (2001).


PhD, 2002, Princeton University
MA, 1997, Princeton University
BA, 1995, University of Virginia

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