Glenn Feldman holds five degrees from three different schools in four subjects, including a Ph.D. in History. He was ranked the top student in the Auburn University Graduate School out of 3,500+ students (all disciplines) by the AU Graduate Faculty Council. He earned two undergraduate degrees, both summa cum laude--the first in less than three years as a double-major in Political Science and Economics. Three of his degrees are from Vanderbilt University and Birmingham-Southern College.
Feldman is currently professor of History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he began in 1996, and holds a secondary appointment as professor of African American Studies. In the past at UAB he also served as a professor of Economics and as director of the Center for Labor Education and Research. Feldman is the author or editor of 11 books of original scholarship. His work has been nominated for the Bancroft Prize in American History. To date he has also published over 150 articles and reviews, including almost 40 blind, peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, virtually all of it sole-authored. His scholarship is recognized internationally and he has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, TIME, Newsweek, USA Today, Scripps-Howard, the BBC, The Guardian (UK), NPR, PBS, CBS Radio, ABC Radio, ESPN, TMZ Sports, Salon.com, the Los Angeles Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and over 60 other media outlets, including those in countries such as England, Slovakia, Canada, and Scotland. His research focuses on the U.S. and the U.S. South--especially its politics, race relations, civil rights, religion, economics, labor, violence, and historiography. Feldman is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. His mother is from Lima, Peru and traces her roots to Burgos and San Sebastian in the north of Spain. His father is a Brooklyn Jew. Feldman also has interests in football, basketball, hockey, soccer, chess, tennis, swimming, boxing, and weight-lifting.