Phil F. Rubio


DepartmentHistory and Political Science


OfficeGibbs Hall
Room: 321

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Phil F. Rubio


Other: African and African American Studies, Duke University, 2006

Ph D: History, Duke University, 2006

MA: History, North Carolina Central University, 1998

BA: Arts, Vermont College of Norwich University, 1996

Research Interests

20th century U.S. civil rights and labor struggles

Recent Publications

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2017).  "After the Storm: Postal Politics and Labor Relations in the Decade After the 1970 U.S. Postal Wildcat Strike, 1970-1981".  In Victor Devinatz  ( 1,  30,  ).   Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal.

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2016).  "Organizing a Wildcat: The United States Postal Strike of 1970".  In Craig Phelan    Labor History.

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2016).  “You seem just consumed by patriotism, Mr. Isaacs”: The Ohio Un-American Activities Commission Clashes with Communists in the Cold War Fifties.  In Dan Leab, Rozanna Harrison  ( 1,  15,  ).   American Communist History.

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2012).  “Though he had a white face he was a negro in heart’: Examining the White Men Convicted of Supporting the 1822 Denmark Vesey Slave Insurrection Conspiracy.” .  ( no. 1 (January 2012, published in August 2012),  113 ,  pp. 50-67).   South Carolina Historical Magazine .

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2010).  “Black Labor, Race, and Citizenship Struggles at the U.S. Post Office from the Civil War to the Progressive Era.” .  ( 1 (Summer 2010),  1,  pp. 75-84).   Convergence Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2010).  There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality.    University of North Carolina Press.

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2009).  “‘Who Divided the Church?’: African American Postal Workers Fight Segregation in the Postal Unions, 1939-1962.” .  ( 2,  94,  pp. 172-199.).   Journal of African American HIstory.

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2009).  “Al Rubio and the 1930s Student Sit-In Campaign against Jim Crow in Champaign, Illinois.” .  ( 4 (Winter 2009),  12,  pp. 250-278.).   Journal of Illinois History .

Rubio,  Phil  ( 2001).  A History of Affirmative Action, 1619-2000.    University Press of Mississippi.