Affiliated Faculty

American Studies

Jolene Hubbs
Assistant Professor
Area of Interest: Southern fiction, 1865-present

Michael Innis-Jimenez
Assistant Professor
Area of Interest: Southern Latino Studies

Jeffrey Melton
Associate Professor
Area of Interest: Mark Twain

Anthropology

Ian Brown
Professor
Areas of Interest: Southeastern archaeology, Native Americans during the contact period, gravestones and cemeteries

Art and Art History

Rachel Stephens
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Jacksonian-era portraiture, Civil War visual culture, antebellum art and architecture

Communication Studies

Jason Black
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Southeastern Native American and African American rhetoric, southern ethnicity and race

Robin Boylorn
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Lived and storied experiences of southern rural black women, social identity and social justice issues, interpersonal communication

English

Lauren Cardon
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Ethnic American literature, twentieth century and contemporary American and Southern literature, cultural studies

Andy Crank
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: representations of class and sexuality in southern literature and culture; working class southern communities; southern cuisine; images of trash/disposability in the South

Catherine Davies
Professor
Areas of Interest: Southern discourse and linguistics

Trudier Harris
Professor
Areas of Interest: African American literature and folklore; African American writers and the South; lynching; domestic work; narratives of southern identity

Cassander Smith
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: representations of race in early America; narratives of cultural contact in southern/Atlantic spaces

Gender and Race Studies

Hilary Green
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Nineteenth Century African American experience in slavery and freedom, African American memory, post-emancipation African American education in the urban South

Jennifer Jones
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: African American History after 1877, Black sexuality studies

Utz McKnight
Associate Professor and Chair
Areas of Interest: Critical race theory, political theory, social policy and racial politics

History

Margaret Abruzzo
Associate Professor
Areas of interest: Southern intellectual history, Debates over slavery

David Beito
Professor
Area of Interest: Black history

Lisa Lindquist Dorr
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Area of Interest: Southern women’s history

Bart Elmore
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: southern and global environmental history, history of business and the environment

Kari Frederickson
Professor and Chair
Areas of Interest: Modern South, especially the intersection of politics, economic development, and culture

John Giggie
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: African American history, southern religious history

Sharony Green
Asssistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Gender, race, urban history, black-white intimacies and transnationalism

Heather Miyano Kopelson
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Race and religion in early America

George Rable
Professor and Charles Summersell Chair of Southern History
Area of Interest: Civil War

Joshua Rothman
Professor and Director, Summersell Center for the Study of the South
Areas of Interest: Nineteenth Century South, slavery and race

Jenny Shaw
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Atlantic History, early modern Caribbean, race and slavery in the Americas

Journalism

Rick Bragg
Professor
Areas of Interest: Nineteenth and twentieth century southern history, working-class and poor southerners, millworkers, Native Americans

Scott Parrott
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: media and social psychology

New College

Ellen Griffith Spears
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Southern environmental and civil rights history

Michael Steinberg
Associate Professor
Area of Interest: Environmental conservation in the South

Political Science

Stephen Borrelli
Professor
Area of Interest: Southern politics

Richard Fording
Professor and Chair
Areas of Interest: Poverty, civil rights, race and politics, southern politics

Religious Studies

K. Merinda Simmons
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Religious practice and identity in the American South, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Migration Studies

Telecommunication and Film

Andrew Grace
Director, Documenting Justice
Area of Interest: Documentary film representations of the South

University Libraries

Donelly Lancaster
Associate Professor, Interim University Archivist and Curator of Southern History and Culture Collections
Areas of Interest: University history; nineteenth-century South; slavery