Malinda Maynor Lowery

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Associate Professor; Director, Center for the Study of the American South

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


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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