CURRICULUM VITAE

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Area of Specialization

Modern U.S.
Modern U.S. South (since 1865)


Educational Background

Ph.D. November 1988 History Harvard University
M.A. September 1984 History Harvard University
B.A. June 1981 History University of Chicago


Employment

2002- William B. Umstead Professor University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1999-2002 Professor of History University of Florida
1997-1999 Associate Professor of History University of Florida
1995-1997 Associate Professor of History Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
1989-1994 Assistant Professor of History Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
1988-1989 Instructor of American History University of Georgia


Honors

2006 Lillian Smith Award for The Southern Past, Southern Regional Council
2006 Charles Sydnor Award for distinguished book in southern history, Southern, Historical Association
1998 A Socialist Utopia in the New South named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year, 1997
1994 Merle Curti Award for Best Book of Social History, awarded by the Organization of American Historians
1992 Elliot Rudwick Award for Best Work on Afro-American History published by the University of Illinois Press
1991 A.S.U.S. Teaching Excellence Award, Queen’s University
1990 E. Merton Coulter Award for Best Article on Georgia History, Georgia Historical Society


Grants

2006 Academic Leadership Fellow, Institute of Arts and Humanities, UNC – Chapel Hill
2004 Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellow, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
1999 American Philosophical Society Summer Research Grant, Summer 1999
1999 Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society
1998 University of Florida Fine Arts and Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Fund Summer Research Grant
1998 American Philosophical Society Summer Research Grant, Summer 1998 (Declined due to internal funding)
1997 Kirk Visiting Scholar, Agnes Scott College, Spring 1997
1995-1996 National Humanities Center Fellow
1995-1996 Whitney Humanities Center Fellowship, Yale University, (Declined)
1995-1996 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1995-1996
1994, 93, 91, 90, 89 Advisory Research Council, Queen’s University Research Grant
1992-1995 Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 3-year research grant


Publications

Books, Sole Author
The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005), 418 pages

A Socialist Utopia in the New South: The Ruskin Colonies in Tennessee and Georgia, 1894-1901 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996), 263 pages

Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993), 375 pages

Books, Edited
Booker T. Washington and Black Progress: A Centenary of Up From Slavery (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003), 227 pages

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002), 240 pages

Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory, and Regional Identity in the American South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000), 366 pages

Under Sentence of Death: Essays on Lynching in the South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), 330 pages

Books, Contributor
“Redeeming a Failed Revolution: Confederate Memory,” in William J. Cooper and John M. McCardell, Jr., eds. In the Cause of Liberty: How the Civil War Redefined American Ideals (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 2009), 126-135

“Memory and Acadian Identity, 1920-1960,” in Ursula Mathis-Moser and Günter Bischof, eds., Acadians and Cajuns: The Politics and Culture of French Minorities in North America/ Acadiens et Cajuns: Politique et culture de minorites francophones en Amerique du ! Nord (Innsbruk: Canadian Studies Centre of the University of Innsbruck, 2009), 55-70

“Meta Warrick’s 1907 ‘Negro Tableaux’ and (Re)Presenting African American Historical Memory,” in Daniel J. Sherman,ed., Museums and Difference (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008), 205-249

Foreword to William Ivy Hair, Carnival of Fury: Robert Charles and the New Orleans Race Riot of 1900 (2008: Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008), xiii-xxiv

Foreword to Thornwell Jacobs, The Law of the White Circle (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006), vii-xiii

Foreword in Gregg Cantrell and Elizabeth Hayes Turner, eds., Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas (Texas A&M University Press, 2006), ii-xvi

“Thomas Dixon: An American Proteus,” in Michele K. Gillespie and Randal L. Hall, eds., Thomas Dixon Jr. and the Birth of Modern America,(Louisiana State University Press, 2006), 23-45

“Whispering Consolation to Generations Unborn: Black Memory in the Era of Jim Crow,” in Winfred B. Moore, Jr., Kyle S. Sinisi, and David H. White, Jr., eds., Warm Ashes: Issues in Southern History at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003), 341-356

“Reconsidering Booker T. Washington and Up From Slavery” in W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed., Booker T. Washington and Black Progress: A Centenary of Up From Slavery (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003), 1-18

“‘Woman’s Hand and Heart and Deathless Love’: White Women and Commemorative Impulse in the New South, 1880-1930,” in Cynthia Mills and Pamela Simpson, eds., Monuments of the Lost Cause: Women, Art and the Landscapes of Southern Memory (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2003), 64-82.

“A Utopian Frontier in the New South,” in Peter H. Buckingham, ed., Expectations for the Millennium: American Socialist Visions of the Future (Greenwood Press, 2002), 93-110.

“Race, Memory, and Masculinity: Black Veterans Recall the Civil War, 1865-1915” in Joan Cashin, ed., The War Was You and Me: Civilian and the American Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2002), 136-156.

“White Women and the Politics of Historical Memory in the South, 1880-1920,” in Jane Dailey, Glenda Gilmore, and Bryant Simon, eds., Jumpin’ Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), 115-139

“No Deed But Memory,” in W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed., Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory, and Regional Identity in the American South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000), 1-28

“Le Reveil de la Louisiane: Memory and Acadian Identity, 1920-1960,” in W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed., Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory, and Regional Identity in the American South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000), 271-98 [Republished in J. William Harris, ed., The New South: New Histories (New York: Routledge, 2008), 186-209]

“Racial Violence, Lynchings, and Modernization in the Mountain South” in John Inscoe, ed. Appalachians and Race: the Mountain South from Slavery to Segregation (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000), 302-316

“The Roar on the Other Side of Silence”: Black Resistance and White Violence in th! e American South,” in W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed., Under Sentence of Death: Essays on Lynching in the South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), 271-291

“Class, Gender and Mob Violence in the South,” in Identity and Intolerance: Nationalism, Racism, and Xenophobia in Germany and the United States (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 137-154

Refereed Publications
“Contentious and Collected: Memory’s Future in Southern History,” Journal of Southern
History 75 (August 2009)

“A 59 Year Old Man with Racial Characteristics,” Journal of Clinical Hypertension 9 (February 2007): 128-133

“The Ultimate Shame: Lynch-Law in the Post-Civil War American South,” Social Alternatives 24 (Winter 2006): 28-31

“Reflections on Lynching Scholarship,” American Nineteenth Century History 6 (September 2005): 399-412

“Meta Warrick’s 1907 ‘Negro Tableaux’ and (Re)Presenting African American Historical Memory,” Journal of American History 89 (March 2003): 1368-1400

“Varn Mill Riot: Violence and Justice in the New South,” Georgia Historical
Quarterly 78 (Summer 1994): 257-280

“A Portrait of Southern Sharecropping: The 1911 and 1912 Georgia Plantation Survey of Robert Preston Brooks,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 77 (Summer 1993): 367-381

“‘To Howl Loudly’: John Mitchell, Jr. and his Protest Against Lynching in Virginia,” Canadian Journal of American Studies 22 (Winter 1991): 325-341

“Mob Violence: North and South, 1865-1940,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 75 (Fall 1991): 748-770

“The Darien ‘Insurrection’ of 1899: Black Protest During the Nadir of Race Relations,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 74 (Summer 1990): 234-253

“Slavery in Antebellum Rockbridge County, Virginia,” ! Proceedings of the Rockbridge County Historical Society, Vol. 10 (1989): 333-344

Co-Written Publications
“Sanctioning Lynching: Discourse and the Legitimacy of Informal Justice in the American South” (co-written with Susan Jean), in Dermot Freeman, ed., Informal Criminal Justice (UK: Ashgate Publishing, Inc., 2002), 157-178

Non-Refereed Publications
“Rationale of a Lynching,” Lincoln Center Theater Review 20 (Fall 1998):13-14

“Commemoration and Conflict: Forgetting and Remembering the Civil War,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 82 (Fall 1998): 559-574

Works in Progress
with Konrad H. Jarausch, “The Rise of Mass Politics: Transatlantic Paradoxes of Participation and Manipulation,” German Historical Institute Publications (forthcoming), 32 manuscript pages

Reviews
More than forty reviews in the following journals: American Historical Review, American Journal of Legal History, Arkansas Review, Atlanta History, Business History Review, Canadian Journal of American Studies, Canadian Journal of History, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of Southern History, Journal of Southern Religion, Journal of Southwest Georgia History, LabourLe Travail, Left History, New England Quarterly, Queen’s Quarterly, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, South Carolina Historical Quarterly, Southern Cultures, Southern Quarterly


Presentations, Lectures, Keynote Addresses

April 2008 Commentator, “Challenging White Supremacy: From Mississippi to Manila,” New Perspectives in African American History and Culture, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

April 2008 Invited lecturer, 2008 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

March 2008 Commentator, “Nostalgia and History: Memorializing Racial Fantasies in Twentieth-Century America,” Organization of American Historians annual meeting, New York City, New York

March 2008 Invited lecturer, Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremonies, UNC-Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

January 2008 Invited panelist, “An Insider’s Guide to the Academic Job Market,” American Historical Association annual meeting, Washington D. C.

November 2007 Commentator, “The Perils of Public Homage: State v. Mann and Thomas Ruffin in History and Memory,” UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

October 2007 Invited speaker,! “Turning Points in History Lecture Series,” Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah

October 2007 Invited speaker, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

October 2007 Invited speaker, “White Southerners Remember the Civil War,” American Civil War Center sponsored lecture, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

September 2007 Invited Presenter, “Acadians and Cajuns: The Politics and Culture of French Minorities in North America Conference,” University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

March 2007 Invited speaker, Biever Guest Lecture Series, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana

January 2007 C! ommentator, “The Evolution of Emancipation Celebrations in American Culture,” American Historical Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

February 2007 Keynote, “Revisiting the Southern Past: Memory, Religion, and History” Southern Intellectual History Circle, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

February 2007 Keynote, “Whose Past? Whose Memory? Contests Over the South’s History,” Historic Natchez Conference, Natchez, Mississippi

January 2007 Invited speaker, “Commemorating Jamestown: A Clash of Race and Memory,” Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

November 2006 Commentator, “Race, Lynching, and Public Executions in the South and Southwest,” Southern Historical Association annual meeting, Birmingham, Alabama

October 2006 Invited speaker, Mass Politics: Paradoxes of Participation,” German Historical Institute, Washington, D. C.

May 2006 Invited speaker, “An Exemplary Citizen: Booker T. Washington,” 12th Annual Clinicopathological Conference, University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland

October 2005 Invited Speaker, “The Southern Past: The Contest of Race and Memory,” Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

October 2005 Invited speaker, “Contested Memory in the American South,” North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, North Carolina

October 2005 Invited commentator, “Coloring the Market: Color and Consumption,” Dixie Emporium: Consumerism, Tourism and Memory in the American South,” Sym! posium for the Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, Thomson, Georgia

October 2005 Keynote, “Memory and the Teaching of History,” Kentucky Association of Teachers of History, Frankfort, Kentucky

September 2005 Invited speaker, “Race, Repression, and Reconciliation: Berea College Symposium on the Black Experience in Appalachia and America,” Berea, Kentucky

September 2005 Elizabeth Roller Bottimore Lecture, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

August 2005 Invited presenter, “Global History, Graduate Students, and the Job Market,” American Historical Association Workshop for Directors of Graduate Studies, Washington D. C.

June 2005 Invited presenter, “The Civil War as God’s Work: African-Americans interpret the Civil War,” Civil War, Causes and Consequences Conference, Center for the Study of the United States, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

March 2005 Lyon Gardiner Tyler lecture, “A Duty Peculiarly Fitting to Women: Southern White Women, Public Space, and Collective Memory, 1880-1920,” William & Mary University, Williamsburg, Virginia

February 2005 Invited keynote, “The ‘Authentic’ South: Cultural Uses of the South in the Twentieth Century,” Biennial Southern Historical Association lecture, at the Biennial Southern National Bank Symposium on Southern History, Rice University, Houston, Texas

March 2004 Invited co-host, “Capstone Conversation: Emerging Issues in the Study of American Historical Memory,” Organization of American Historians annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

June 2003 Invited presenter, “Using the Web to Create School-University Collaborations for Teacher Professional Development in United States History,” American Historical Association “Innovations in Collaborations” conference, Alexandria, Virginia

April 2003 Roundtable chair, “Problems in American Historical Memory,” Organization of American Historians annual meeting, Memphis, Tennessee

April 2003 Keynote, “Thomas Dixon: An American Proteus,” Thomas Dixon, Jr. And the Making of Modern America Symposium, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

January 2003 Commentator, “Civil War and Civil Discourse: Reinterpreting the Tullahoma Campaign of 1863,” American Historical Association annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois

October 2002 Invited presenter, “Why are We Here Today?” Lynching and Rac! ial Violence in America Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

April 2002 Keynote, “Meta Warrick’s 1907 ‘Negro Tableaux’ and (Re)Presenting African American Historical Memory,”Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Historians, St. Simons, Island, Georgia

February 2002 Commentator, “National Landmarks and Virginia’s Heroes of Two Wars,” Virginia’s Civil War and Aftermath: The Douglas Southall Freeman and Southern Intellectual History Conferences, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

November 2001 Invited presenter, “Images of Lynching,” Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois

November 2001 Invited speaker, “Arguing about the Civil War: White and Black Southerners and the Civil War,” Honors Program lecture, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida

October 2001 Invited presenter, “Race, Religion, and Nationalism” Colloquium, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

June 2001 Keynote, “Meta Warrick’s 1907 ‘Negro Tableaux’ and (Re)Presenting African American Historical Memory,” St. George Tucker Society annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

November 2000 Presenter, “Meta Warrick’s 1907 “Negro Tableaux”and (Re)Presenting African American Historical Memory,” “Woman’s World, 1880-1920: From Object to Subject,” Reynolda House Symposium, Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

November, 2000 Commentator, “Historical Memory in the Era of the Civil Rights Movement,” Southern Historical Association annual meeting, Louisville, Kentucky

October 2000 Presenter, “Should Demographers be allowed to Study Lynchings?” Southern Demographers Association annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

April 2000 Presenter, “Tourism and the Pursuit of Authentic History in the South 1900-1940,” Plantations of the Mind: Marketing Myths and Memories in the Heritage Tourism Industry conference, University of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

April 2000 Presenter, “The Faith that the Dark Past Has Taught Us: The Practice of African American Memory in the South, 1865-1930,” Citadel Conference on the South, Charleston, South Carolina

April 2000 Commentator, “Utopian Socialism in the Deep South,” Georgia Association of Historians, Albany, Georgia

October 1999 B. F. Hall Lecture, “Memory, Race, and Southern Identity,” University of North Carolina -Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

October 1999 Invited lecture, “Black Memory in the Age of Jim Crow,” Department of Religion, University of North Carolina -Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

April 1999 Chair and commentator, “Violence and Vigilance in 20th Century Florida,” Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting, Daytona Beach, Florida

March 1999 Invited commentator, “The Segregated South,” Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

November 1998 Presenter, “Memory, White Women, and the Battle of Nashville Monument,” Battle of Nashville Monument Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee

April 1998 Invited speaker, “History, Memory and Southern Identity: The cul-de-sac of Southern Distinctiveness,” History Graduate Student Seminar, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

November 1997 Chair, “Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates,” Chair, Southern Historical Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

June 1997 Commentator, “Sexual Violence and Intimidation,” Southern Association of Women Historians bi-annual meeting, Charleston, South Carolina

October 1997 Chair and commentator, “Extraordinary Alliances: Cross-Cultural Politics in Turn-of-the-Century New York City,” American Studies Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

June 1997 Chair and commentator, “Mules, Migration, and Inland Rice: A! n Assemblage on the Modern South,” Agricultural History Society Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

April 1997 Keynote, “The Partnership of Professional Historians and Antiquarians in the South, 1890-1920,” Historical Society of North Carolina annual meeting, Greensboro, North Carolina

March 1997 Presenter, “White Women and Memory,” Second Women and Historical Preservation Convention, Mesa, Arizona

March 1997 Invited speaker, “The Problem of Memory in the Modern South,” Public Lecture, the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia

January 1997 Invited speaker, “Professional Historians and Antiquarians in the New South, 1890-1920,” North Carolina State University History Department Seminar, Raleigh, North Carolina

November 1996 Chair and commentator, “State and Civil Society in the American South and South Africa,” Southern Historical Association Convention, Little Rock, Arkansas

November 1996 Invited speaker, “Embalming the Past in the Amber of History: Archives and Historical Memory in the South, 1890-1920,” North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina

October 1996 Commentator, “Capital Punishment and Social Control in Europe and America,” American Society for Legal History annual meeting, Richmond, Virginia

May 1996 Invited speaker, “No Deed But Memory: Historical Memory in the Modern South,” National Humanities Center, Research Triangle, North Carolina

May 1996 Commentator, “Contexts and Consequences of Lynching,” Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History annual meeting, Charleston, South Carolina

April 1996 Invited speaker, “Thinking About White Women and Public Memory in the South, 1865-1920,” Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

January 1996 Commentator, “Lynching in the Postbellum South,” American Historical Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

November 1995 Invited speaker, “Historical Memory in the Modern South,” University of North Carolina -Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

October 1995 Invited Speaker, “Historical Memory and Museums in the Modern South,” Historic Lexington Foundation, Lexington, Virginia

October 1995 Commentator, “Memory: Southern Social and Cultural Comparisons,” University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

October 1995 Chair and commentator, “Lynching in the Postbellum South,” American Society of Criminology annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

October 1994 Presenter, “A Freer, Fuller, Richer Life for Women: The Place of Women in the Ruskin Colony, 1894-1901,” Communal Societies annual meeting, Oneida, New York

June 1994 Invited presenter, “Xenophobia, Racism, Nativism and National Identity and the United States,” German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.

April 1994 Presenter, “Black Responses to Mob Violence,” Conference on American Civil Rights, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

November 1993 Commentator, “Murder in Faulkner’s Oxford,” Southern Historical Association annual meeting, Orlando, Florida

October 1993 Presenter, “Patterns of Black Responses to White Mob Violence,” Social Science History Association annual meeting, Washington D.C.

October 1993 Presenter, “A Utopian Frontier in the New South?” Society for Utopian Studies annual meeting, St. Louis, Missouri

March 1993 Invited speaker, “Black Protest and White Violence,” College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

May 1992 Invited speaker, “Black Protest and Southern Mob Violence, 1880-1930,” Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia; Darien, Georgia, and Beach Institute, Savannah, Georgia

November 1991 Presenter, “Varn Mill Riot: Violence and Justice in the New South,” Southern Historical Association annual meeting, Fort Worth, Texas

April 1990 Presenter, “Comparative Regional Approaches to White Violence and Black Responses in the American South, 1880-1930,” Organization of American Historians annual meeting, Washington D.C.

October 1989 Presenter, “Southern Mob Violence and the Social Sciences,” Social Science History Association annual meeting, Washington D.C.

April 1989 Presenter, “Toward the Twentieth Century: Lynching in the New South,” Presenter, Southeastern Society of Nineteenth Century Studies annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia


Professional Service at UNC-CH and other Institutions

2009-2010 Interim Chair, Department of History
2006- Member, Board of Governors, University of North Carolina Press
2006 Keynote, Project for Historical Education Teachers’ Institute, UNC-CH
2006 Member of the Associate University Librarian Search, UNC-CH
2004-2008 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, UNC-CH
2004 Chair, Stephenson Chair in Civil War Era History, UNC-CH
2002-2003 Chair, Colonial Search Committee, UNC-CH
2002-2008 Department of History Graduate Committee, UNC
2001 University of Florida Tercentennial Planning Committee
2000-2002 University of Florida Humanities Center Task Force, University of Florida
1999-2002 Chair, Department of History, University of Florida
1998-1999 Graduate Coordinator, Department of History, University of Florida
1998-1999 Graduate Committee, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Florida
1997-1999 Chair of the African-American Target of Opportunity Search Committee, Department of History, University of Florida
1997-1998 Chair, Faculty Colloquium Committee, Department of History, University of Florida
1997-1998 Member, Ad Hoc Women Studies Drafting Group, Department of History, University of Florida
1992-1995 Undergraduate Chairman, Department of History, Queen’s University
1992-1995 Executive Committee, Department of History, Queen’s University
1989-1992 Undergraduate Committee Member, Department of History, Queen’s University


Professional Service to Discipline

2009-2010 Committee member, American Historical Association annual convention program committee
2008-2009 Chair, Merle Curti Book Prize selection Committee, Organization of American Historians
February 2008 Organizer and co-host, Southern Intellectual History Circle annual meeting, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
October 2007 Organizer and host, “Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Mass Culture” conference, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007- Organization of American Historians Distinguished lecturer
2007 Co-leader, Summer Teachers’ Institute, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
2007 Participant, North Carolina School for Sciences and Math Teachers’ Institute, Durham, North Carolina
2006-2008 Moderator, American Historical Association listserv for Directors of Graduate Studies
2003 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize Selection Committee Member, Southern Association of Women Historians
2002-04 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Selection Committee Member
2002 Annual meeting program Committee Co-Chair, Southern Historical Association
2002 Committee Member, Beveridge Prize, American Historical Association
2001 Co-leader, Sum! mer Teachers’ Institute, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
2001 Program Committee, Southern Historical Association
2001 Chair, Albert Beveridge and John H. Dunning Prize Committee, American Historical Association
2000 Committee Member, Will Holmes Prize, Southern Historical Association
2000 Committee Member, Beveridge Prize, American Historical Association
1998-1999 Membership Committee, Southern Historical Association

Editorial Board Member
2002-2005 Member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Southern History
1998-2001 Member of the Board of Editors of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (1998-2001)

Reviewed Book Manuscripts
Bedford/St. Martin’s, Harvard University Press, Louisiana State University Press, McGraw-Hill, Northeastern University Press, Ohio State University Press, Oxford University Press, St. Martin’s Press, University of Alabama Press, University of Georgia Press, University of Illinois Press, University of Minnesota Press, University of Virginia Press, University Press of Florida, University of Kentucky Press, University Press of Mississippi

Reviewed Article Manuscripts
Appalachian Studies, Canadian Journal of American Studies, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Journal of Southern History, American Quarterly, Journal of American History, Pennsylvania History, Space and Culture

Peer Review of Research Proposals
Quebec Fonds FCAR (Pour La Formation de Chercheurs et L’Aide a la Recherche), Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, MacArthur Foundation, National Humanities Center

Peer Review of Tenure and Promotion
Mississippi State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rice University, University of Western Florida, Portland State University, University of Mississippi, University of North Texas, Indiana University, George Mason University, University of Virginia, Florida State University, California – Santa Barbara, Colorado – Colorado Springs, Indiana University, George Mason University, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of Missouri – Rolla, Pennsylvania State University

External Review Committee Member
2003 Wabash College Department of History
2002 Texas A&M, Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Committee
2001 University of Georgia, Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Committee

External Dissertation Committee Member
Duke University, Georgia Tech University, University of Sydney


Professional Service

2006-07 Advisor, collection and mission revision, Matheson History Museum, Gainesville Florida
2003-04 Advisor, exhibit design, Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina
2001 Advisor, Listening Between the Lines/Reality Works documentary series on racial and ethnic conflict in American history
2000 Invited participent, planning roundtable participant National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio
1999 Consultant and participant, Bill Brummell Productions/A&E documentary on vigilantes and lynching


Consulting

2005 Jacqueline Duty v. Russell Independent Board of Education, Ashland, Kentucky,
2002-03 Jeffrey Walker vs. Silverton Marine Corp., William Moore, Sr., et. al., Camden, New Jersey
2001-02 Expert witness for civil suit, Scott vs. School Board of Alachua County
1999 Expert witness for civil suit, Greene vs. Dillingham, San Francisco