Dr. Julian Hayter is a historian whose research focuses on modern U.S. history, American political development during the mid-20th century within the broader context of modern African American history, and the American civil rights movement.
His writing and research draws attention to mid-20th century voting rights in Richmond, Virginia and in the border South; the implementation of the Voting Rights Act; and the unintended consequences of African American political empowerment and governance post-1965.
In the Jepson School, he teaches courses such as Leadership and the Humanities and Justice and Civil Society. He has also taught courses on the politics of leadership in the city and civil rights leadership.
His work has been published in the Journal of Policy History and Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest. He also contributes to several local media outlets.
A popular and creative teacher, he was named Faculty Member of the Year in 2013-14 by the Richmond College Student Government Association.
The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia. (University of Kentucky Press, 2017).
“City Profile of Richmond.” Thriving Cities. Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (2015).
"To End Divisions: Reflections on the Civil Rights Act of 1964," Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest (2015).
“Racial Politics,” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism, eds., J. Stone, R. Dennis, et al, Wiliey-Blackwell (2015).
“From Intent to Effect: Richmond, Virginia and the Protracted Struggle for Voting Rights, 1965-1977," Journal of Policy History, Vol. 26, No. 4 (2014), pp. 534-567.
Vilification of Black Lives Matter is nothing new (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Jul. 15, 2016
Richmond needs strong City Council too (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Jun. 21, 2016
Will mayor's race be one for the ages? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Richmond mayor blends church and state (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016
Voters can forgive without forgetting (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Julian Hayter chosen in third installment of Last Lecture Series
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014
Opinion: Double Segregation (Style Weekly)
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
What is Black History Month's role today? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Feb. 17, 2014
Opinion: The Rest of the Dream (Style Weekly)
Wed., Aug. 28, 2013
Opinion: Voting Blocks (Style Weekly)
Tue., Jul. 30, 2013
Ph.D., University of Virginia 2010
M.A., University of Virginia 2005
B.A., University of Washington 2003
Modern African American History
American Civil Rights Movement
African American Politics in Richmond, Virginia
American Political Development after 1945