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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Twentieth-Century U.S. History
- Gender Studies
- African American Studies
- U.S. Cultural Studies


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Research Interests

My research focuses on gender, race, power, popular culture, and crime in the twentieth-century United States. I am the author of Gendered Politics in the Modern South (2012), Amazons in America (2019), and Why Any Woman: Southern Feminist Popular Culture at the Millennium (forthcoming from UGA Press, 2023). I am currently conducting research for a book on popular resistance to white supremacy on the mid-century Carolina coast, tentatively entitled Hell Hath Overtook You: Music, Sex, Race, and Violence on the Grand Strand.


I teach courses on the American South, gender politics in the United States, pop culture and protest, and the history of mass incarceration. Before coming to QUB in 2017, I taught History at Texas Tech University, Coastal Carolina University, and Loyola University-New Orleans.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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