Nathan Smith

Smith

Nathan Smith

Editorial Assistant, Environmental History


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Bio

I am a PhD Candidate from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. I am interested in Southern U.S. history, specifically the New Right, political realignment, and historical edutainment. Currently, my research focuses on the Walt Disney Company and political economy. My dissertation project is titled, “‘It’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow’: A Political History of Popular Tourism and Edutainment from 1950-2000.”

Education

Ph.D. History, Mississippi State University, 2018 – Current
M.A. History, Iowa State University, 2016 – 2018
B.A. History, Iowa State University, 2009 – 2014

Academic Career

Teaching Assistant, Modern U.S. History, Mississippi State University, Fall 2021
Editorial Assistant, Environmental History, Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021
Lecturer, Early U.S. History, Mississippi State University, Summer 2020
Teaching Assistant, Modern U.S. History, Mississippi State University, Spring 2020
Teaching Assistant, Early U.S. History, Mississippi State University, Fall 2019
Teaching Assistant, Mississippi History, Mississippi State University, Spring 2019
Teaching Assistant, Early U.S. History, Mississippi State University, Fall 2018
Teaching Assistant, Iowa History, Iowa State University, Spring 2018
Teaching Assistant, U.S. History I, Iowa State University, Fall 2017

Publications

“‘The Third Battle of Manassas’: The Blue, the Grey, and the Mouse,” at the St. George Tucker Society Annual Conference, Milledgeville, GA, July 2019.

“‘The Third Battle of Manassas’: The Blue, the Grey, and the Mouse,” paper delivered at the “Examining the American Experience”: A Cultural Studies Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, October 2019.

Honors & Awards

Roy V. Scott Graduate Assistantship, Mississippi State University, 2018-present
Graduate Assistantship, Iowa State University, 2017-2018

Professional Associations

Member, Southern Historical Association

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