Alyssa D. Warrick

Alyssa D. Warrick

Alyssa D. Warrick

adw268@msstate.edu

Education

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Doctor of Philosophy in History; Degree expected May 2016
Dissertation: "Deep South: Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, and Environmental Knowledge, 1816-1980." Advisor: Mark D. Hersey.


Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Master of Arts in History; Degree awarded December 2010


Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Bachelor of Arts in History; Degree awarded December 2005

Academic Career

Instructor, Mississippi State University
May 2011, May 2012, Spring 2013, May 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014


           Courses Taught: HI 1063, Early US History; HI 1073, Modern US History; HI
           1223, Modern Western World; HI 4363, African American History.


Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University
Fall 2008-Spring 2015     

 
Administrative Assistant, Agricultural History Society
Fall 2010-Fall 2012

Publications

Publications:

"Preservation through Development: Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Case for Tourism Infrastructure."in Earth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features, " ed. Joyce A. Quinn and Susan L. Woodward. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2015.

Review of Victoria W. Wolcott, Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), North Carolina Historical Review 41, no. 1 (January 2014): 121-122.

"Mississippi"s Greatest Hour": The Mississippi Civil War Centennial and Southern Resistance." Southern Cultures (Fall 2013): 95-112.

Review of Danielle L. McGuire and John Dittmer, eds. Human Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2011), H-Human Rights, March 2012

Presentations:

"Underground Wilderness? Mammoth Cave National Park and the Wilderness Act of 1964," New Paths in the Environmental History of North America Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2015.


"Wonder Indescribable: Mammoth Cave and the 'Deep' South Experience, 1835-1860," Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History, Starkville, Mississippi, April 2015.


"'The Glory Theirs, The Duty Ours': African American Commemoration and Memory Creation in Vicksburg, Mississippi," Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, September 2014.


"Contested Sacrifice: The Mammoth Cave National Park Controversy, 1926-1941." Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 2013.


"Uplift to Uncertainty: African American Home Demonstration Agents in Mississippi, 1917-1965." Thinking Land Grants: A "Cerebration" of the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, Starkville, Mississippi, October 2012.


"Magnolia Manhood: Masculinity and the Mississippi Civil War Centennial, 1958-1965." Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, Missouri, September 2012.


"Hillfolk Environmentalism: The Sierra Club and Ozarks Culture." Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, Manhattan, Kansas, June 2012.
"Damming the Ozarks: The Fight Against the Meramec Dam, 1949-1978." Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History, Jackson Mississippi, April 2012.


"Carven Images: Caves and Culture in the Ozarks." Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, Springfield, Illinois, June 2011.


"Jim Crow Takes a Bath: Hot Springs National Park and Southern Tourism." American Society for Environmental History Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2011.  


"Bathing Jim Crow: African-American Workers at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas."  Southern Labor Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2011.

 

Honors & Awards

  • Travel Assistance Grants for Graduate Students (TAGGS) Award, Office of the Graduate School, Mississippi State University, June 2013.
  • Agricultural History Society Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2011-2013.
  • Phi Alpha Theta, Gamma Nu Chapter Travel Grant, June 2012.
  • American Society for Environmental History Minority Travel Grant, April 2011.
  • Mississippi State University Department of History Travel Grant, April 2011.
  • John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Lecture Prize for Best Paper in Jacksonian, Civil War and Reconstruction, or Race Relations History, Spring 2011.
  • James W. Garner Scholarship, Mississippi State University, Fall 2008-Present.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Inducted 2009.
  • Phi Alpha Theta, Inducted 2003. [Gamma Nu Chapter President, 2010-2011, Gamma Nu Chapter Vice President, 2009-10]

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