Media Interviews

Below you will find links to media outlets where I have been interviewed and/or quoted:

2017

Interviewed & quoted for “As Confederate Statues Fall, the Group Behind Most of Them Stays Quiet,” Newsweek, August 25, 2017.

Interview. BBC Newshour Extra. “An historian’s view: what do statues of Robert E. Lee represent?” August 25, 2017

Interview/Quoted for “American Has More Than 100 Roads Named for the President of the Confederacy,” The Daily Beast, August 23, 2017.

Quoted in “A major university in the South just removed its Confederate statues overnight.” Upworthy, August 21, 2017.

Quoted in “Trump belebt den Bürgerkrieg,”Neues Deutschland, August 19, 2017

Quoted in “Confederate Monuments are not mere “harmless history.'” Independent (Ireland), August 18, 2017.

Interviewed/Quoted for “Symbols in the South: A turning point for Confederate monuments,” The Globe and Mail (Canada). August 18, 2017.

Interview/quoted for “Nu fjernes sydstatsmonumenterne i ly af natten,” Information (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 18, 2017.

Quoted in “Robert E. Lee discouraged monuments. They ‘keep open the sores of war,’ he wrote,” Washington Post, August 18, 2017.

Quoted in “The Lost Cause President,” U.S. News, August 17, 2017.

Interviewed about Confederate monuments for KNX/CBS News Radio, Los Angeles, August 17, 2017.

Interviewed for “White women helped build the statues sparking conflict across the South,” Mic, August 16, 2017

Interview/Quoted for “Did Confederate monuments gain prominence during the civil rights era?” Politifact, August 15, 2017.

Interview/Quoted for “What can communities do with Confederate monuments?CNN.com, June 30, 2017.

Interviewed/Quoted for “Why are Eight Confederate Icons Still Proudly Displayed in the U.S. Capitol?” Village Voice, June 13, 2017.

Interviewed by WGBH’s Adam Reilly on a Confederate Memorial in Boston, June 8, 2017

Interviewed/Quoted “Echoes of slave-owning past bring change to Rice’s college masters,” Houston Chronicle, April 11, 2017

2016

Interviewed by Michael Smerconish on his Sirius XM Radio show about my New York Times op-ed “How North Carolina Lost Its Cool” (Print title), December 20, 2016

2015

Would there have been a debate over the Confederate flag 100 years ago?” a video chat with The Civil War Monitor, September 18, 2015.

Discussion of southern identity on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR News with Kerri Miller), July 29, 2015

Interviewed/quoted for “Defaced Memorial Stirred Controversy from the Beginning,” Charlotte Observe, July 24, 2015

Interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal article “Confederate-Symbol Backlash Grows,” July 9, 2015

Blog for the Huffington Post Confederate Monuments Don’t Belong on the Landscapes of Government,” June 30, 2015.

Discussion of the Confederate battle flag on Georgia Public Broadcasting June 30, 2015

Interviewed/Quoted for Süddeutsche Zeitung, a leading German daily newspaper, regarding the Confederate battle flag. June 25, 2015

Appeared in The Southern Foodways Alliance podcast series called “Gravy” to discuss how black women have been used to sell food products in the episode Fried Chicken: A Complicated Comfort Food, June 18, 2015

My Graduate Class on Heritage Tourism went to Charleston. The story appeared in UNCC’s Exchange Online, April 21, 2015

2014

A shout out to Pop South AHA Member Spotlight: David Vivian, July 30, 2014

Writer Searching for Goat Castle Details,” Natchez Democrat, July 17, 2014

Pop South mentioned in “Dear Mr. Kristof: A Letter from a Public Intellectual,” Tenured Radical, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 18, 2014

2013

Interviewed by about the South and the Government Shutdown, Voice of Russia,October 16, 2013

Interviewed for “Cotillions and Etiquette Schools,” WFAE Radio 90.7, October 7, 2013

Quoted in ‘Duck Dynasty’: Why is this show so popular?, San Jose Mercury, March 27, 2013

Quoted in “The South Still Lies About the Civil War,” Salon.com, March 16, 2013

Interviewed and quoted for ”Rednecks translate to greenbacks on TV,” Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2013

CBC (Canadian Public Broadcasting) Radio–Day 6 with Brent Bambury, January 11, 2013

2012

Hal Ginsberg Talk Show, KRXA 540 AM, Carmel Valley, CA, November 19, 2012

Op-ed mentioned on The History News Network, November 19, 2012

Op-ed mentioned in The Maddow Blog (Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC), Blue-dot Democrats part red sea, November 19, 2012

What’s the Problem with Uncle Poodle: A Queer Historian and Her Critics,” Tenured Radical, The Chronicle of Higher Education Blog Network, October 13, 2012

Southern Hospitality and What it Means to be Hospitable,” Charlotte Talks, WFAE 90.7, Sept. 21, 2012

Whistling Past Dixie–Hosting the DNC is Bad Southern Strategy,” HuffPost Live, Sept. 2012

State Spends on Reality TV Airtime,” Houma Today, Jan. 28, 2012

“Eyes on the South,” Greensboro News and Record, Jan. 9, 2012

Several short radio interviews on the South in pop culture with Demetri Ravanos, WPTF 850 AM (Raleigh, NC), 2012

2011

Kentucky’s Turtleman join’s TV’s wave of ‘hixploitation’ oddities,” Louisville Journal-Courier, Oct. 20, 2011

Dreaming of Dixie,” C-Span, Sept. 19, 2011

“Gone With the Wind Still Evokes Strong Feelings,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 2, 2011