Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell


  • PhD Student

I am a Ph.D. student from Knoxville, Tennessee, studying US cultural and intellectual history. My current project focuses on punk rock, race, and political extremism in the eighties and nineties, with an eye to how punk musicians mixed irony and sincerity to advance a variety of extremist political agendas.

Ph.D 2022 (Projected), Mississippi State University
M.A. 2016, East Tennessee State University, History
B.A. 2011, University of Tennessee Knoxville, History with Political Science minor
A.A. 2009, Walters State Community College, History

• Graduate Assistant at Mississippi State University  Aug. 2016-Present
● Instructor for Modern US History at Mississippi State University  Summer 2019
• Graduate Assistant at East Tennessee State University  Aug 20-May 2016

Conferences and Lectures
• “All Skrewed Up: Ian Stuart, Skrewdriver, and the Political Uses of Punk Rock” at the Cultural Studies Conference at University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, October 2019
• “We’re Not Gonna Take It: Tipper Gore’s Fight Against Rock Music,” presented at the Phi Alpha Theta History Week Conference  May 2015
• “We’re Not Gonna Take It: Tipper Gore’s Fight Against Rock Music,” presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum  April 2015
• “The Democratic Moderate Movement and the Rise of Bill Clinton,” presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference February 2015
• Lecture on Justice Clarence Thomas and the conservative counterrevolution of the 1980s, Dr. Dorothy Drinkard-Hawkshawe’s African-American History  November 2015

• HREF extended graduate assistantship recipient, Fall 2021
• Rose Library Fellow at Emory University, Awarded 2020
• James W. Garner History Scholarship recipient, Fall 2018
• Secretary for Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, 2015-2016
• Winner, 2nd place Arts & Humanities Oral Presentation, Appalachian Student Research Forum, Apr. 2015
• Tuition Scholar East Tennessee State University History Department, Aug. 2014-May 2016
• Magna Cum Laude Honors at University of Tennessee Knoxville, Aug. 2011