Fraser Livingston

Fraser Livingston

Fraser Livingston


I am a first year Doctorate student from Bainbridge, Georgia.  I am interested in the environmental history of the American South, along with African American and agricultural history.  Previously, my research has focused on forced labor in the New South by analyzing the convict lease system in Florida and Georgia’s turpentine camps.  I am currently researching environmental aspects of the Twentieth-Century South and the role this played in the emergence of the Sunbelt.


Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

       Doctor of Philosophy in History (Program Begins Fall 2015)


     Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

Master of Arts (2015)

Major:  History


     University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

            Bachelor of Arts  (2012)

Major:  History

            Minor:  Classics

            HOPE Scholarship Recipient, Dean’s List, Cum Laude

Academic Career

Graduate Teaching Assistant:  Early U.S. History (2013-2014)

Graduate Teaching Assistant:  Modern U.S. History (Fall 2014)

Graduate Teaching Assistant:  Modern Western World (Spring 2015)


Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado April 2-5, 2013.  “Ostracized, Subsidized, and Fetishized:  Convict Labor in the South’s Turpentine Camps and the Consumption of an Ecosystem”


Agricultural History Society, Provo, Utah June 19-22, 2014.  “Leased to the Highest Bidder”:  Rural Convict Labor in the Naval Stores Industry   


Agricultural History Society, Lexington, Kentucky June 3-6, 2015.  “More than an Imagined Fear?  Dogs in Rural Convict Camps”  


Business History Conference, Miami, Florida June 24-27, 2015.  “Northern Capital in Florida’s Convict Lease System”


Honors & Awards

  • James W. Garner Scholarship, Mississippi State University, 2013-2014
  • Agricultural History Society Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2014
  • Alf Andrew Heggoy Award, University of Georgia, 2013
  • Western Social Science Association Travel Grant

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