Kate Kushner

Graduate Student

Kate Kushner is a graduate student in the Departments of History and African American Studies at Princeton studying the American South. Her research has examined Black political organizing in the South between the 1910s and the 1960s, considering both grassroots organizing at the local level and Black southerners’ interactions with the federal government and national political parties.

Before coming to Princeton, Kate graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science. At Yale, she served as a researcher for the Yale and Slavery Working Group.

In her free time, Kate enjoys running and listening to jazz. She has also enjoyed working with other students on their writing as a fellow at the Princeton Writing Center. Kate is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and is a proud graduate of North Carolina public schools.

Year of Study
Second Year
Area of Interest
African American
History & Public Policy
Political History
Public History
Race & Ethnicity
Social History
Home Department & Other Affiliations
African American Studies
19th Century
20th Century
American South
United States