Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Confederate culture (monuments and symbols), southern history and culture, American South in popular culture
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Personal Info

About Me

Karen L. Cox is an award-winning historian who has written op-eds for the New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, TIME magazine, Publishers Weekly, and the Huffington Post. Her expertise on the American South has led to interviews with the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Mic, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Slate (France), theĀ Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the Houston Chronicle, and the Charlotte Observer, as well as international newspapers in Germany, Denmark, Ireland, and Japan. She has also appeared on BBC Newshour, Black Politics Today, The Mike Smerconish Show (Sirius XM), C-SPAN, Canadian Public Broadcasting, Minnesota Public Radio, Georgia Public Radio, and Charlotte Talks. She will appear in documentaries for PBS and the BBC in 2019 discussing the legacy of women and Confederate culture.
She frequently gives public talks to both community and academic audiences, and is an OAH Distinguished Lecturer.

Recent Publications

Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South (UNC Press, 2017)

Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture (New Preface, Revised Edition, forthcoming in 2019)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Local & Regional, Museums, Public History, Race, Women