I am a third-year Doctoral Student from Meridian, Mississippi. I specialize in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American cultural and political history. I am interested in the role of military occupation, militarism, and race in shaping political debates and struggles in the United States. My current plans for research involve examining how Civil War era military occupation influenced ideas of militarism and the citizen-soldier in American republican ideology.
• 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
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University
Fall 2016/Spring 2017 – Early U.S. History: A survey of U.S. history through Reconstruction
Fall 2017/Spring 2018 – Modern U.S. History: A survey of U.S. history from 1877 to the Present
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama
Fall 2014 - American History to 1865/ Spring 2015 – Western Civilization since 1684
Fall 2015 – American Civilization since 1865/ Spring 2016 – Western Civilization to 1684
Twentieth Century American cultural and political history
American Militarism and Imperialism
Classics (Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome)
Review of The World War I Dairy of José de la Luz Sáenz, translated and edited by Emilio Zamora with Ben Maya, Southern Historian, Spring 2015.
“White-Collared White Supremacists: The Mississippi Citizens’ Councils and the Origins of
Rightwing Media,” The Journal of Mississippi History, Volume LXXVII, Spring/Summer 2015.
Review of 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back by David F. Krugler, Southern Historian, Spring 2016.
Presented “Cold War Caesar: Elite Masculinity, Foreign Policy, and the Cinematic Portrayal of Caesar, 1945-1963” at the Louisiana State University History Graduate Student Association Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, March 17-18, 2017.
Presented “Cold War Caesar: Elite Masculinity, Foreign Policy, and the Cinematic Portrayal of Caesar, 1945-1970” at the Vanderbilt Graduate History Association Conference “Centers and Peripheries,” Nashville, TN, March 18, 2016.
Presented “Cold War Caesar: Elite Masculinity, Foreign Policy, and the Cinematic Portrayal of Caesar, 1945-1970,” at the University of Alabama Graduate History Association Conference “Power and Struggle,” Tuscaloosa, AL, October 16-17, 2015.
Honors & Awards
Phi Beta Kappa, 2014