Malinda Maynor Lowery

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Associate Professor; Director, Honors Program; Director, Southern Oral History Program

474 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
919-962-2924 (phone)

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’s interests include Native American history, southern history, nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history, historical geography, race and ethnicity, identity, and Community-Engaged Research. She is currently working on “‘You Seem Like a Pied Man:’ Racial Ambiguity and Murder in Montgomery County, Georgia, 1893,” an article in progress; “‘White in Fact But Black in Theory’: The Story of Charlie Patton, ‘King of the Delta Blues’,” an article in progress, and The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, a book-length work in progress [under advance contract at University of North Carolina Press] as well as Enterprising Indians: Labor and Capital in the Choctaw Nation, 18721948, a book-length work in progress.

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Some Notable Publication

  • “Telling Our Own Stories: Writing Lumbee History In the Shadow of the BAR,” American Indian Quarterly 33 (4)
  • “Indians, Southerners, and Americans: Race, Tribe, and Nation During Jim Crow,” James A. Hutchins Lecture at UNC–Chapel Hill, 26 February 2009, Native South 2 (Fall 2009): 1–22
  • “Practicing Sovereignty: Lumbee Identity, Tribal Factionalism, and Federal Recognition, 1932–1934.” Foundations of First Peoples’ Sovereignty: History, Culture and Education, edited by Ulrike Wiethaus (New York: Peter Lang, 2008), 57–95
  • “People and Place: Croatan Indians in Jim Crow Georgia, 1890–1920.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 21 (Spring 2005): 37–64

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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