Nick Timmerman

Timmerman

Nick Timmerman

Graduate Assistant


19th and 20th Century U.S.; Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (ARE); Southeastern American Indian History; Public History; and Oral History


nat80@msstate.edu

Education

Successfully Defnded his Ph.D. Dissertation, June 15, 2017

Ph.D.: Mississippi State University, U.S. History

Dissertation: The Mysterious Mounds: Indian Mounds and Contested Landscapes in the South

Comprehensive Exam Fields: (April, 2015)

Modern U.S.; Early U.S.; Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (ARE); and Public History

         

M.A.: University of Michigan - The Horace H. Rackham Graduate School and University of Michigan-Flint, American Cultural Studies (April, 2012)

Thesis: An American Indian Revolution: The American Indian Movement and

the Occupation of Wounded Knee, SD, 1973

 

B.A.: University of Michigan-Flint, History and Earth Science (December, 2009)

Research Interests

  • 20th Century U.S. History
  • American Culture
  • American Indian History
  • The American South
  • Environmental History

Publications

Publications:

Book Review: Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory, by David Grua. Journal of American Ethnic History, Forthcoming.

Book Review: After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1989, by Chis Danielson. Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, Forthcoming.

Book Review: Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century, by James Clifford. Oral History Review, DOI: 10.1093/ohr.ohw044, 2016

Book Review: Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi: Race, Class, and Nation Building in the Jim Crow South, 1830-1977, by Katherine M. B. Osburn. Native American and Indigenous Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 2015.

Book Review: Survival Schools: The American Indian Movement and Community Education in the Twin Cities, by Julie L. Davis. American Indian Quarterly, Volume 39, Number 1, Winter 2015.

Public History Project:

“A Shaky Truce”: Civil Rights Struggles in Starkville, Mississippi, 1960-1980.

http://starkvillecivilrights.msstate.edu

Presentations:

American Society for Ethnohistory – Nashville, TN: Reclaiming Southern Indigenous Landscapes: Indian Mounds and Contested Memory (November, 2016)

Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) – Birmingham, AL: Hidden Beneath the Surface: Archaeology, Indian Mounds, and Contested Historical Memory (April, 2016)

American Society for Environmental History – Seattle, WA: Indian Mounds on the Southern Landscape: Professionalization of Archaeology and the Environment (March, 2016)

Oral History Association – Tampa, FL: Learning by Doing: Creating a Digital Oral and Public History Site on School Desegregation in Starkville, Mississippi (October, 2015)

Center for the History of Agricultural, Science, and the Environment of the South (CHASES), Experiment Station – Starkville, MS: Every Mound a Memory: Competing Understandings of Indian Mounds in 19th and 20th Century American Culture (December, 2014)

Tenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference – University of North Carolina-Pembroke: Greenwood Leflore: From Choctaw Indian to Southern Planter (April, 2014)

Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South (PCAS/ACAS) – Savannah, GA: Cadet Cap: Military Ethos at Mississippi A & M College (October, 2013)

Calvin College: American Indian Student Retention Professional Development: Serving the American Indian Student – Grand Rapids, MI: The History of American Indians in Higher Education (April, 2011)

Student Research Conference - University of Michigan-Flint: American Indian Movement and the Wounded Knee Incident of 1973 (April, 2011)

Workshops Led:

The Global Academic Essentials Teacher Institute of Mississippi State University:

  • Being Native: Engaging Students on Topics about American Indian Stereotypes in the 21st Century (June, 2016)
  • Horses, Headbands, and Feathers: Teaching Students about Historic American Indian Stereotypes (June, 2015)
  • Imagined Indian: 20th Century American Indian Identity in the Imagination of America (June, 2014)

Community Forum:

Panel Participant - Starkville, MS: “A Shaky Truce”: Civil Rights Struggles in Starkville, MS, 1960-1980 (October, 2015)

Honors & Awards

James W. Garner Scholarship: Mississippi State University, Department of History - Starkville, MS, (2012-Present)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship: American Philosophical Society - Philadelphia, PA (2016)

National Science Foundation Travel Grant: American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) - Seattle, WA (2016)

Travel Assistance Grant for Graduate Students (TAGGS): Mississippi State University, Office of the Graduate School - Starkville, MS, (2016)

College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Travel Support Program: Mississippi State University, College of Arts & Sciences - Starkville, MS (2016)

A.W. Garner Endowed Scholarship: Mississippi State University, Department of History - Starkville, MS (2015-2016)

Bordin Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship: University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library -Ann Arbor, MI (2015)

Esther C. Stone Graduate Scholarship: University of Michigan – Flint, Department of History - Flint, MI, (2011-2012)

Colonel T.B.W. Stockton Scholarship: University of Michigan – Flint, Department of History - Flint, MI, (2011-2012)

Awards:

Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award: Mississippi Historical Society - Jackson, MS (2016)

Mississippi State University Diversity Award: President’s Commission for the Status of Minorities - Starkville, MS (2016)

Community Service Excellence Award: Mississippi State University: Starkville, MS (2014), Mississippi State University Alternative Spring Break Program: HI 3343 Delta History and Service

Courses Taught

Teaching Experience:

Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS

Department of History

            Instructor of Record with Graduate Teaching Assistants:

  • HI 3333, Mississippi History (Spring, 2016)
  • HI 1073, Modern U.S. History (Fall, 2014)
  • HI 1223, Modern Western World (Spring, 2014)

Instructor of Record:

  • HI 1063 Early U.S. History (Summer, 2016)
  • HI 1063, Early U.S. History (Summer 2015)
  • HI 1073, Modern U.S. History (Summer 2014)
  • HI 1073, Modern U.S. History (Summer 2013)

Course Graduate Teaching Assistant:

  • HI 1213 Early Western World (Fall, 2016)
  • HI 1063 Early U.S. (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, and Fall 2015)
  • HI 1073 Modern U.S. (Spring 2013)

Professional Associations

  • Service:
  • Professional:
  • H-Grad List Editor, H-Net, http://www.h-net.org/~grad (2014-present)
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  • Institutional:
  • Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS:

  • Day One Leadership Community, Student Leadership Program – Mentor (Fall, 2015)
  • CHASES: Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the South – Graduate Assistant (2015-2016)
  • Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS: HI 3343 Delta History and 
  • Service Spring Break - Chaperone (Spring, 2014)
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  • University of Michigan – Flint, MI:
  • Student Success Center Committee – Literary Research and Analysis (2011-2012)

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