I am a professor of history who teaches courses on southern history and culture.  I’ve also published books and articles on the American South and am regularly invited to speak on various subjects related to my published work.

On my blog Pop South: Reflections on the South in American Popular Culture, I have written on numerous topics including advertising, music, reality television, regular television shows, movies, politics, Confederate culture, and such things as the myth of the southern belle.  I’ve also interviewed authors of important new books on the South in a series on the blog I call “Porch Talk.”

My scholarly work and the entries I’ve written for Pop South have led to numerous interviews on radio, television, and with newspapers from the Los Angeles Times to the Wall Street Journal and even Süddeutsche Zeitung, a leading daily in southern Germany.  I’ve also written op-eds for the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

Here, you can access the links to my publications–existing and forthcoming–as well as media interviews and speaking engagements.  For more on my work, see my biography.

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