Alyssa D. Warrick

Alyssa D. Warrick

Alyssa D. Warrick


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



"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


"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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