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Department of History


Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Lydia Mattice Brandt
 Department of Art 
Research and Teaching Interests: American Art and Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Cultural Landscapes

Dr. Thomas J. Brown Department of History 
Research and Teaching Interests:   American Memory of the Civil War

Dr. Duncan Buell Department of Computer Science and Engineering 
Research and Teaching Interests
: Digital Humanities, Mobile Applications, Critical Interactives

Dr. Lana A. Burgess Faculty Curator, McKissick Museum and 
Director, Museum Management Certificate Program 
Research and Teaching Interests:
    Museum Studies, 20th Century American Art, Controversial Exhibitions, Cultural Reception and Interpretation in Museums, Identity Politics, and Contemporary Outsider Art

Dr. Heidi Rae Cooley 
Department of Art and Film & Media Studies Program 
Teaching and Research Interests
: Mobile Technologies, Digital Humanities, Biopolitics, History and Theory of Documentary

Dr. Mark Garrett Cooper Department of English and Film & Media Studies Program 
Research and Teaching Interests:  Hollywood Cinema (in a global context), Newsfilm, Managerial Culture

Dr. Bobby J. Donaldson Department of History 
Research and Teaching Interests:
   African American Intellectual and Cultural History, African American Religion, Civil Rights Movement, Post-Bellum American South, Oral History, Rare Books, Archival Studies, Historic Preservation

Dr. Don H. Doyle Department of History 
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Urban History, American South, Nationalism and its relation to Museums, Monuments, and Public Art

Dr. Jessica Elfenbein Department of History
Research and Teaching Interests
: American Urban History, History of Philanthropy, Religious History, Community Engagement

Dr. Kent B. Germany Department of History 
Research and Teaching Interests:
   American South, the 1960's, race, poverty, digital history, oral history

Dr. Kenneth G. Kelly Department of Anthropology and 
Coordinator, Certificate in Historical Archaeology & Cultural Resource Management 
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Historical Archaeology of the African Diaspora, African Archaeology, Caribbean Plantations

Laura Kissel, MFA
 Director of Film and Media Studies Program, Department of Art 
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Documentary Film Theory, Orphan Films and Media Archaeology, Landscape and Environment

Dr. Thomas Lekan Department of History 
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Environmental History, Tourism Studies, European Urban History

Dr. Valinda Littlefield Department of History and Director, African-American Studies Program 
Research and Teaching Interests:
   Late 19th and 20th Century Southern African-American Women, History of Southern African-American Education, History of Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Cultural Diversity Issues in the United States

Dr. Allison Marsh Department of History and Director, 
Public History Program
Research and Teaching Interests:
   20th Century American History, History of Technology, History of Advertising, and Tourism Studies

Dr. Jennifer A. Marshall School of Library & Information Science and 
Coordinator, Joint Program in Public History and Library & Information Science 
Research and Teaching Interests:   Archival Studies, particularly Appraisal; Preservation Administration; Record Keeping, Accountability, and Memory

Dr. Page Putnam Miller Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Public History 
Research and Teaching Interests:   Archival and Information Policy, Historic Preservation and Public Policy

Dr. Amy Mills Department of Geography 
Research and Teaching Interests
:
Social Theory and Space/Place; Landscape Studies; Nationalism and Modernity in Urban Space; Gender, Identity, and the City

Lynn Robertson Executive Director Emeritus, McKissick Museum 
Research and Teaching Interests:
  Museum Studies, Management of Museums and other Cultural Institutions

Dr. Constance B. Schulz
 Department of History, Public History Program, Emeritus 
Research and Teaching Interests:
  Archival Administration, Documentary Photography, Early National Period

Dr. Sara Schwebel Department of English
Research and Teaching Interests: Children’s and Young Adult literature

Dr. Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff Department of History 
Research and Teaching Interests:
  U.S. Cultural and Intellectual History, History of Race Relations in the United States

Dr. Steven D. Smith 
Director, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
Research and Teaching Interests:
  Cultural Resource Management, U.S. Military History, the American Revolution, African-American Military History

Dr. Marjorie J. Spruill Department of History 
Research and Teaching Interests:  Women’s/Gender History, History of the American South

Dr. Patricia Sullivan Department of History 
Research and Teaching Interests:
  20th Century South, African-American History, the Civil Rights Movement

Saddler Taylor Curator of Folklife & Research, The Folklife Resource Center, McKissick Museum 
Research and Teaching Interests:
  Communal Foodways, Folk Music in Contemporary Society, Folklife Genres, Audio and Video Field Documentation, Digital Media in the Modern Archive

Dr. Robert R. Weyeneth Department of History
Research and Teaching Interests:  Public History, Historic Preservation, Memory and Remembrance of Problematical Pasts, African-American Heritage Preservation

Dr. Colin F. Wilder Department of History and Center for Digital Humanities 
Research and Teaching Interests:
 Digital Humanities, Digital History, Early Modern European History, Intellectual History, Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment