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The University of Alabama
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American History, Southern History, Political History, Intellectual History, Cultural History
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About Me

I’m a PhD student in twentieth-century American political and intellectual history at The University of Alabama (MA, University of Mississippi, 2020). My academic research considers connections between political thought and culture in the South and the Northeast. As of spring 2023, the title of my project is “Blacklisted Women: Lillian Hellman, Tallulah Bankhead, and Twentieth-Century Politics.”

I’ve written about the history of American politics, ideas, and culture for publications like Atomic Ranch and The Washington Post.

Recent Publications

Selected Essays

Mt. Nebo Cemetery and Isaac Nettles’s Death Mask Gravestones, Alabama Heritage (Spring 2023)

The Politics of Tallulah Bankhead, Women’s History Network Blog, January 18, 2023

Buddha, Bird City and Jungle Gardens, Deep South Magazine, December 14, 2022

Plastic Paradise: A short history about an unusual home, Atomic Ranch (Design Issue 2022)

Can rappers be jailed for lyrics and image? History shows they can, The Washington Post, July 18, 2022

Water Valley, Mississippi and the Legend of Casey Jones, Deep South Magazine, June 7, 2022

The Delta Mansion That Inspired Tennessee WilliamsDeep South Magazine, March 24, 2022

Irene Scruggs and American Expats in EuropeWomen’s History Network Blog, January 31, 2022

Out on Good BehaviourHistory Today, Vol. 74, No. 11 (Nov. 2021)

Viral sorority TikTok videos share only one side of Southern university lifeThe Washington Post, August 27, 2021

Frank Lloyd Wright in the Deep SouthDeep South Magazine, August 6, 2021

Roosevelt’s Southern ConnectionHistory Today, Vol. 71, No. 3 (March 2021)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Local & Regional, Politics, Women