Malinda Maynor Lowery

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LoweryphotoAssociate Professor; Director, Southern Oral History Program

474 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599


AB Harvard University, 1995
MA Stanford University, 1997
MA University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2002
PhD University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2005

Research Interests

Malinda Maynor Lowery works in social and political history from interdisciplinary and non-traditional points of view. Her interests include Native American history, southern history, historical geography, foodways, music, race and ethnicity, identity, and community-engaged research, including documentary film and oral history. Her current book manuscript in-progress is The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (under advance contract at University of North Carolina Press). She is also working on three articles: “‘You Seem Like a Pied Man:’ Racial Ambiguity and Murder in Montgomery County, Georgia, 1893,” (under review at the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era);  “Kinship and Capitalism in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations” (book chapter under review at the University of Nebraska Press); and “‘White in Fact But Black in Theory’: The Story of Charlie Patton, ‘King of the Delta Blues’” (in progress).

Some Notable Publications


Graduate Students Advised by Malinda Maynor Lowery

Courses Offered (as schedules allow)

For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.

  • HIST 231—Native American History: The East (lecture)
  • HIST 234—Native American Tribal Studies: Lumbee History (undergraduate seminar)
  • HIST 395—Race and Ethnicity in the Twentieth Century (research seminar)
  • HIST 395—Research in Native American History
  • HIST 691H & 692H—Honors Thesis in History
  • HIST 716—Colloquium in U.S. History Since 1865 (graduate seminar)
  • HIST 878—Graduate Readings in Native American History
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