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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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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


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