Dr. Trevor Griffey

Lecturer of U.S. History at University of California, Irvine

Trevor Griffey, PhD is a lecturer in U.S. History at UC Irvine and in Labor Studies at UCLA. He is co-editor of Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action and the Construction Industry (Cornell University Press, 2010).

While at the University of Washington, Dr. Griffey co-founded and served as Project Coordinator for the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project (https://depts.washington.edu/civilr), a digital archive of oral histories, research reports, and primary sources related to the history of racial segregation and movements for racial justice in the greater Seattle area. His dissertation, “Black Power’s Labor Politics: The United Construction Workers Association and Title VII Law in the 1970s,” won the 2012 W. Turrentine Jackson Award from the American Historical Association’s Pacific Coast Branch (AHA-PCB) for “most outstanding dissertation on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century.”

Dr. Griffey currently serves as Vice President of Legislation for the University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT), which represents non-senate teaching faculty and librarians in the University of California system.

A collection of some of his academic and journalistic writing on U.S. history and higher education is available at https://independentresearcher.academia.edu/TrevorGriffey.