Ian Davis

Ian Davis

Ian Davis

hid6@msstate.edu

Bio

I am a first-year Doctoral Student from Meridian, Mississippi. I specialize in Twentieth Century American cultural and political history with interests in the roles of cinema, masculinity, ancient Rome, and the South in shaping political debates and struggles in the United States during the middle and late Twentieth Century. My current plans for research involve examining the how literature and films about the American South shaped the New Right.

Education

• Ph.D. History, Mississippi State University, 2016 – Current
• M.A. History, University of Alabama, 2014 - 2016
• B. A. History, with Minors in English, Political Science, and Classics,
University of Mississippi, Summa Cum Laude, 2010 – 2014

Academic Career

• Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University
Fall 2016/Spring 2017 – Early U.S. History: A survey of U.S. history through Reconstruction
Fall 2017 – Modern U.S. History
• Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama
Fall 2014 - American Civilization to 1865/ Spring 2015 – Western Civilization since 1684
Fall 2015 – American Civilization since 1865/ Spring 2016 – Western Civilization to 1684

Research Interests

Twentieth Century American cultural and political history

Role of the American South in shaping the New Right

Role of cinema in shaping political debates and struggles in the United States during the middle and late Twentieth Century

Classics (Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome)

Publications

Presented “Cold War Caesar: Elite Masculinity, Foreign Policy, and the Cinematic Portrayal of Caesar, 1945-1970” at the University of Alabama GHA’s Seventh Annual Power and Struggle Conference in 2015 and at the Centers and Peripheries Vanderbilt Graduate History Association Conference in 2016.

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