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First Name
Last Name
Kennesaw State University
Website URL
Lynching, Racism, Women's history, US South, segregation, Jim Crow, Ida B. Wells
Additional Contact Information
Limited Media contacts, best contact is via email.

Personal Info

About Me

My research focuses primarily on understanding identity, specifically how groups come to understand their own identity and the impact this has on their actions and worldviews.  As a historian of the New (or post-Civil War) South, my goal is to tell a story that has previously been overlooked, and in doing so, to reframe the larger narrative

Recent Publications

Book: Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer. (New York: Routledge Press, 2016).


Book: Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South. (University Press of Kentucky, 2011). Paperback forthcoming 2018.


Book Chapter: “Men that Suck: Gender Anxieties and the Evolution of Vampire Men” in Gender in the Vampire Narrative, eds. Amanda Hobson and U. Melissa Anyiwo, (Boston: Sense Publishers, 2016), p. 45-59.


Book Chapter: “Finding Your Fate: The Evolution of Librarian-History Faculty Collaboration to Bring History Online,” first author, with Lisa Nichols in Teaching Information Literacy Online, eds. Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson. (Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2011), p. 65-86.

Book Chapter: “Violent Masculinity: Ritual and Performance in Southern Lynchings, 1877-1939” in Southern Masculinity: Perspectives on Manhood in the New South, ed. Craig Thompson Friend. (University of Georgia Press, 2009), p. 46-64.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Gender, Race, Sexuality, Sexual Violence