Associate Professor; Director, Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience
Ph.D., History, University of Georgia (2009)
B.A., Political Science, Yale University (1999)
Robby Luckett received his PhD from the University of Georgia with a focus on civil rights movement history. A native Mississippian, he returned home to accept the positions of Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University.
He currently has a manuscript, Joe T. Patterson and the Dilemma of the White South: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement, concerning segregationist strategies for offsetting the advances of the civil rights movement, with the University Press of Mississippi (September 2015). Along with several publications and presentations at numerous academic conferences, he has appeared in documentaries on the civil rights movement, including the Independent Lens film Spies of Mississippi as well as An Ordinary Hero about the life of Joan Trumpauer Mulhollhand. His wife, Serenity Luckett, is the Principal at Brown Elementary in Jackson Public Schools. They have five children: Rhett, Eva, Silas, Hazel, and Flip.