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Interests

Anthony J. Stanonis was born and raised in New Orleans. He received his BA in History (with a minor in English) from Loyola University New Orleans.  Having received his MA in 1998 and his Ph.D. in 2003 from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to QUB, he taught at Tulane University (2003), Loyola University New Orleans (2003-2004), the University of South Carolina (2004-2005), and Texas A&M University (2005-2007). He joined the School of History and Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast in June 2007.

Research Statement

Anthony Stanonis has, and continues, to pursue various interests in cultural studies, especially in regard to urban history, foodways, tourism, and the American South. His first book, Creating the Big Easy: New Orleans and the Emergence of Modern Tourism, 1918-1945 (Georgia), examines the transition of the city from a commercial center to a tourist magnet. In 2008, with support from the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina and the Watson-Brown Foundation, he edited an essay collection entitled Dixie Emporium: Consumerism, Tourism, and Memory in the American South. He contributed the introductory essay, entitled "Selling Dixies," and a chapter on southern foodways, entitled "Just Like Mammy Used to Make: Foodways in the Jim Crow South." The essay collection concentrates on the role of race in constructing travelers' experiences, the function of foodways in manifesting regional values, and the complexity of souvenirs as regional representations. Stanonis has recently drafted a book-length study of beach communities in the American South since the Civil War tentatively titled Faith in Bikinis: American Leisure and the Transformation of the Jim Crow South to be published by the University of Georgia Press. This project examines the tensions between the conservative, white supremacist culture of the American South and the burgeoning seaside resorts that celebrated tan skin as well as more liberal attitudes toward alcohol, sex, and religion.

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Tourism Arts & Humanities
Fellowship Arts & Humanities
Faith Arts & Humanities
History Arts & Humanities
Leisure Arts & Humanities
Manuscripts Arts & Humanities
American South Arts & Humanities
Cemetery Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2001 2016

No Time for Muses: The Research Excellence Framework and the Pursuit of Mediocrity

Stanonis, A., Oct 2016, Why Academic Freedom Matters: A Response to Current Challenges. Civitas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Integrity
Excellence

Dead But Delightful: Tourism and Memory in New Orleans Cemeteries

Stanonis, A., 2012, Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History. Cox, K. (ed.). University Press of Florida, Gainesville, p. 247-266 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Industry
Tourism
History
Cemetery

The Triumph of Epicure: A History of New Orleans Culinary Tourism

Stanonis, A., Apr 2009, In : Southern Quarterly. 46, 3, p. 145-161 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tourism
History

Just Like Mammy Used to Make: Foodways in the Jim Crow South

Stanonis, A., 2008, Dixie Emporium: Tourism, Foodways, and Consumer Culture in the American South. Stanonis, A. (ed.). University of Georgia Press, p. 208-233 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Prizes

Alfred D. Bell Fellowship

Anthony Stanonis (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

North Carolina
American South
Tourism
Forest History
Faith

Fellowship for the Study of the Global South

Anthony Stanonis (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

faith
research project
Tourism

Mellon Research Fellowship

Anthony Stanonis (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

American South
Tourism
Manuscripts
Faith
Leisure

Watson-Brown Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Anthony Stanonis (Recipient), Aug 2004

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Manuscripts
Fellowship
Faith

Activities 1999 2015

Public Historian (Journal)

Anthony Stanonis (Peer reviewer)
2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Southern Historical Association

Anthony Stanonis (Speaker)
Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Association of American Geographers

Anthony Stanonis (Speaker)
Apr 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Adam Matthew Digital, Consultant Editor

Anthony Stanonis (Advisor)
20142016

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher)

Anthony Stanonis (Peer reviewer)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review