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Steve Estes


Professor Estes
Steve Estes



Stevenson Hall 3710

Office Hours

Mon: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Available for office drop-in or via Zoom.

Professor Este's Zoom Link

Advising Area

  • General

Steve Estes studies the social and cultural history of modern America.


Ph.D., University of North Carolina

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Academic Interests

The American South, California, Civil Rights, Labor, Sports, Gender, and Sexuality


Modern U.S. History

Selected Publications & Presentations

“Surfing the South: The Search for Waves and the People Who Ride Them” (Under contract with the University of North Carolina Press).

Charleston in Black and White: 
 Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement (University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

Ask & Tell: Gay & Lesbian Veterans Speak Out (University of North Carolina Press, 2007).

I Am a Man!: Race, Manhood and the Struggle for Civil Rights (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005). Winner of the Norris & Carol Hundley Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association