Dov Weinryb Grohsgal

Dov’s research, scholarship, and teaching focus on United States political and policy history during the second half of the twentieth century. He is especially interested in the intersection of presidential administrations, social movements, inequality, and race. His first book, entitled “Bring Us Together”: The Politics and Policies of School Desegregation in the Nixon White House, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press (2020). It explores the desegregation of public schools in the South during Richard Nixon’s presidency. His second book project examines the idea of guaranteed income (universal basic income) in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dov has taught in the Department of History, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the Writing Program at Princeton University. He also spent several years a dean, where he helped to develop and administer large-scale academic programs, and served as an undergraduate academic advisor. Most recently, Dov was as an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton, where he investigated the relationship between race, gender, class, and capitalism in the twentieth-century United States using methods from the digital humanities.

Dov holds a doctorate in History from Princeton University. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University, where he received degrees in History and Economics.