Dr. Robert Luckett

bio-2015-webAssociate Professor, Department of History
Director, Margaret Walker Center


Ph.D., History, University of Georgia (2009)
B.A., Political Science, Yale University (1999)

Curriculum Vitae

Robby Luckett received BA in political science from Yale University and his PhD from the University of Georgia with a focus on modern civil rights movement history. A native Mississippian, he returned home, where he is a tenured Associate Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African American Experience at Jackson State University. He is an Advisory Board member for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Leadership Greater Jackson and on the Board of Directors of Common Cause Mississippi, the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, and the Association of African American Museums.  He has three children: Silas, Hazel, and Flip.

Research Interests

His manuscript, Joe T. Patterson and the Dilemma of the White South: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement, was published by the University Press of Mississippi (2015). Along with several publications and presentations at numerous academic conferences, he has appeared in documentaries, including the Independent Lens film Spies of Mississippi as well as An Ordinary Hero about the life of Joan Trumpauer Mulhollhand.