Dr. Roberts brings innovative teaching and training in his university courses and other training engagements. These often involve student research partnerships with local community organizations and/or collaborations with Columbia University’s Center for Teaching and Learning. In the summer of 2015, Dr. Roberts created the Columbia University IRAAS Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI).
To date, his courses have included
AFAS W4035 (undergraduate seminar): Race, Policing, and the Carceral State in the 20th Century United States
HIST W2901 Undergraduate lecture course in historiography (preparation course for junior majors intending to write a senior thesis.
HIST W3523 (lecture): Health and Inequality in the 20th Century United States
HIST W3575 (lecture): African American Urban Politics and History of the 20th Century
HIST W3582 (lecture): Labor and Class Formation in African-American History, 1865-1950
HIST S4584 (undergraduate seminar): Social History of Drug Use in the United States
HIST S4584 (undergraduate seminar): Histories of Harm Reduction in the United States
HIST W4417 (undergraduate seminar): African-American Urban History
HIST W4421 (undergraduate seminar): African-American Social Movements, 1870-1990s
HIST W4584 (undergraduate seminar): History of African-American Health and Health Movements
HIST W4588: (undergraduate seminar): History of African-American Public Health & Medicine: Research, Treatment, and Politics of Illicit Substance Use
HIST C4398/99) Honors History Thesis Writers’ Seminar (two semesters)
HIST G8550 (graduate colloquium): Biopower, Race, Medicine, Health, and Technology in U.S. History
HIST G8572 (graduate colloquium) Race and Public Health in the Twentieth-Century United States
HIST G8910 Graduate Colloquium in Historiography. (required course for all entering doctoral students in History).
HIST G9530 Graduate Research Seminar in U.S. History
HIST G9580 Graduate Research Seminar in African-American History