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Office phone: 278-8677
PhD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MA - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M. Litt. - University of St. Andrews
BA - Princeton University
20th Century U.S.; U.S. Women's History; U.S. Cultural History; the American South; Memory
Struggling with Slavery in the Cradle of the Confederacy: Memory and the "Peculiar Institution" in Charleston, South Carolina. Book manuscript under revision for publication [co-authored with Ethan J. Kytle]
Pretty Women: Female Beauty in the Jim Crow and Civil Rights South. Under contract with the University of North Carolina Press.
Articles and Book Chapters:
"Looking the Thing in the Face: Slavery, Race, and the Commemorative Landscape of Race in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865-2010," Journal of Southern History (August 2012) [co-authored with Ethan J. Kytle]
"'Is It Okay to Talk about Slaves?': Segregating the Past in Historic Charleston," in Karen L. Cox, ed., Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History (University Press of Florida, 2012) [co-authored with Ethan J. Kytle]
"Uncovering the Confederacy of the Mind, Or How I Became a Belle of the Ball in Denmark Vesey's Church," Southern Cultures (forthcoming, Summer 2013)
"A New Cure for Brightleaf Tobacco: The Origins of the Tobacco Queen during the Great Depression, Southern Cultures (12:2, Summer 2006)
Op-ed essays for the New York Times and the History News Network.
U.S History, 1877 to the Present
U.S. Women's History
U.S. Cultural History, 1877 to the Present
History and Women's Autobiography
Advanced Historical Research and Writing
Introduction to Graduate Writing and Historiography
The Civil Rights Movement
Work in Progress:
I am currently co-writing a book with my colleague Ethan J. Kytle on the memory of slavery in Charleston, South Carolina, from the end of the Civil War to the present.