Glenn Feldman. Professor
(205) 934-7984
Heritage Hall 360R

Research and Teaching Interests: US and US South — civil rights, politics, race relations, religion, economics, labor, violence

Office Hours: M/W 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; and by appointment

  • BA, Birmingham-Southern College, 1983, Political Science and Economics
  • MA, Vanderbilt University, 1986, Political Science
  • BS, Birmingham-Southern College, 1989, Secondary Education
  • MA, Auburn University, 1992, History
  • PhD, Auburn University, 1996, History

Glenn Feldman holds five degrees from three different schools in four subjects, including a PhD in History. He was ranked the top student in the Auburn University Graduate School out of 3,500+ students by the AU Graduate Faculty Council. Feldman also has two undergraduate degrees, both summa cum laude. He earned the first as a double-major in Political Science and Economics in less than three years.

He is currently professor of History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he began in 1996. He has also served as a professor of Economics and of African American Studies, and as director of the Center for Labor Education and Research. Feldman is the author or editor of eleven books of original scholarship. His work has been nominated for the Bancroft Prize in American History. To date he has also published over 150 articles and reviews, including almost 40 blind, peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, virtually all of them sole-authored. His scholarship is recognized internationally and he has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, the Associated Press, Newsweek, USA Today, Scripps-Howard, the BBC, The Guardian (UK), NPR, PBS, CBS Radio, ABC Radio, ESPN,, the Los Angeles Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and over 50 other media outlets, including those in countries such as England, Scotland, Canada, and Slovakia.

His research focuses on the US and the US South — especially its politics, race relations, civil rights, religion, economics, labor, violence, and historiography. Feldman is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. His mother is from Lima, Peru and traces her roots to Burgos and San Sebastian in the north of Spain. His father is a Brooklyn Jew. Feldman also has interests in football, basketball, hockey, soccer, chess, tennis, swimming, boxing, and weight-lifting.

  • The KKK and U.S. Political Extremism

KKK and U.S. Political Extremism - Glenn Feldman from UAB College of Arts and Sciences on Vimeo.



  • Seminar in American Conservatism
  • History of Economic Theory
  • US History since 1865
  • US History to 1877
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Alabama Historical Association
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Manos Juntas ("Helping Hands"), faculty mentoring for Hispanic Students at UAB