B.A., Oberlin College, 1999
M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2001
Ph.D., ibid., 2006
Hist 406/406H: Modern US History/Honors Modern US History
Hist 506: African American History
Hist 595: The Civil Rights Movement
HIST 616/816: United States Since WWII
Hist 797: Race & Region in America Since World War II
Hist 940: Readings in Modern American History
Hist 949: Twentieth-Century America in Black and White
Fields of Research
20th century U.S. history, Civil Rights movement, political history, African American History
Jason Sokol specializes in twentieth-century American politics, race, and civil rights. Sokol was raised in Springfield, MA. He graduated from Oberlin College, and received his doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
He is the author of There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights (Alfred A. Knopf), which was named one of Jonathan Yardley’s 10 best books of 2006 in the Washington Post Book World. Sokol is also the author of All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn (Basic Books, 2014).
He is the recipient of fellowships from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell University, and has taught courses at all of those universities. He received the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence.
He has published articles and reviews in a variety of journals including The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Journal of American History, American Historical Review, Journal of Southern History, Wilson Quarterly, and Social History. His writings have also appeared in popular publications such as The Boston Globe, The American Prospect, The Nation, Slate, and The Root.