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Maurice Robinson

Title: Graduate Student
PhD, U.S. History
Department: History
College of Arts and Sciences
Maurice Robinson

Advisor: Patricia Sullivan

Education: B.A. Auburn University, M.A. Auburn University

Bio: Maurice Robinson is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at the University of South Carolina, working on his dissertation titled Asphalt Politics in the Deep South, 1953 – 1980. His research on infrastructure and transportation history focus on how race influenced interstate route selections, as well as urban renewal targets. His 20th century historical study of the Interstate Highway System examines how racialized social engineering and urban planning shaped, and continues to affect, urban communities across the U.S. South. Maurice earned a B.A. and M.A. in History from Auburn University. Before attending the University of South Carolina, he worked in Washington D.C. for the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives. Maurice has presented his work and research at the annual meetings of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and National Council for Black Studies. Over the last four years, he has taught history, social advocacy, rhetoric, and ethics courses as a fellow of the USC SAEL Fellowship Program. Maurice is currently a 2019-2020 USC Bilinski Dissertation Fellow.


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