Graduate Student Directory

David Thomas Duncan
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
    • Teaching Assistant
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 150
  • Mail Stop History Department

Research Interests

  • 20th Century Political Movements
  • Bay Area School Desegregation and Civil Rights

Biography, Education and Training


  • B.A., U.S. History, California State University East Bay, 2017
  • Licensed Emergency Medical Technician in California from 2010-2018 


Teaching Assistant Experience

  • Modern Germany
  • Conspiracy Planet (History regarding Conspiracy Theories)
  • The Holocaust
  • US Civil Rights History
  • US History Survey Courses


Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Richard B and Evelyn Whitman Rice Award for Outstanding Work in Historical Research, May 31, 2017
  • Appointed to California State University East Bay Editorial Board for The East Bay Historia Academic Journal, 2017
  • 2019 Summer History Department Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • Investigative article, Sounding the Siren: Everyday Heroes Suffering Under a Corporate Health Provider, published through The Global Critical Media Literacy Project, 2016
  • Undergraduate Thesis, Hunger and War, published in The East Bay Historia, academic journal, 2017
  • Upcoming published chapter titled "A Beautiful Dream" in the edited volume Rights and Lives

Selected Presentations

James A Barnes Club Graduate Student Conference Presenter-March 2020


Expert Advisor to the Sausalito Marin City School District Desegregation Advisory Group 

Selected Recordings

Host of Oral History Artifacts Podcast (Spotify)

Teaching Interests

  • Early U.S. 20th Century 
  • Economic History
  • Civil Rights Racial Conflicts