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Morgan Pitelka

August 7, 2017

Morgan Pitelka

New West 121
mpitelka@unc.edu
(919) 843-5561
Department of Asian Studies Profile


Research Interests:

I am a specialist in the history of late medieval and early modern Japan, with a focus on the samurai, tea culture, ceramics, cities, and material culture.

Graduate Students:

  • Megan McClory
  • Morgan Wilson (Co-Advised with Susan Dabney Pennybacker)
  • Courses Offered:

    • ASIA 63: First-Year Seminar: Japanese Tea Culture
    • JAPN 231: Ancient and Medieval Japanese History and Culture
    • JAPN 246: Early Modern Japanese History and Culture
    • JAPN 363: Samurai, Monks, and Pirates: History and Historiography of Japan’s Long Sixteenth Century
    • JAPN 451: Swords, Tea Bowls, and Woodblock Prints: Exploring Japanese Material Culture
    • HIST 890: Material Culture and Material histories

    Notable Publications:

    • Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press, 2016. Winner, 2016 Book Prize, Southeastern Conference of the Association of Asian Studies.
    • Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods: The Arts of Reinvention. Co-edited with Alice Tseng. New York: Routledge, 2016.
    • What’s the Use of Art? Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context. Co-edited with Jan Mrazek. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press, 2007.
    • Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press, 2005.
    • Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History, and Practice. Editor. London and New York: Routledge, 2003; paperback edition, 2007.

    Jerma A. Jackson

    August 7, 2017

    Jerma A. Jackson

    512 Hamilton Hall
    jaj@email.unc.edu
    919-962-8084


    Research Interests:

    Jerma A. Jackson’s main research interest is twentieth century social and cultural history, with a special interest on African American life, religion, music and women’s history. In her first book Jackson engaged music to examine black life and culture, tracing gospel from its beginnings as a mode of worship to its expansion into commercialized culture during the forties and fifties. Jackson uses the music to examine some of the mounting changes that unfolded in the twentieth century—expanding industrialization and urban migration, the growth of consumer values and materialism, and the emergence of mass produced culture.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 128—United States History Since 1865
    • HIST 569—African American Women’s History

    Notable Publications:

    • Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel Music in a Secular Age (UNC Press, 2004)

    Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

    August 3, 2017

    Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

    550 Hamilton Hall
    perez@email.unc.edu
    919-962-3943
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Principal research interests center on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Caribbean, with emphasis on Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Current research explores the character of society and gender in nineteenth-century Cuba.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 143—Latin America Since Independence
    • HIST 531—History of the Caribbean
    • HIST 532—History of Cuba

    Notable Publications:

    • Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2019)
    • Intimations of Modernity: Civil-Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba. University of North Carolina Press: 2017.
    • The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)
    • Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2014)
    • Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos (University of North Carolina Press, 2008)
    • To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society (University of North Carolina Press, 2005)
    • On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality and Culture (University of North Carolina Press, 1999)

    Susan Dabney Pennybacker

    August 3, 2017

    Susan Dabney Pennybacker

    507 Hamilton Hall
    pennybac@email.unc.edu
    919-962-2925
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Susan Dabney Pennybacker’s research centers upon the political culture of modern Britain and the former British Empire. Her book-in-progress, entitled Fire By Night, Cloud by Day: refuge and exile in postwar London (Cambridge), concerns the movement of individuals between metropolitan London and South Africa, Trinidad, India, and Europe between 1945 and 1994. It is based in both archival and ethnographic research conducted in London, New Delhi, Port of Spain, Cape Town and Johannesburg. She has a keen interest in visual media sources, especially documentary photography and film. Pennybacker is a founding member and co-convener of the Triangle Global British History Seminar and the Transnational and Global Modern History seminar. She is an associate editor of the Journal of British Studies, a member of the editorial board of the series, Critical Connected Histories (Leiden University Press), and an advisory board member of the American Friends of the Institute for Historical Research (University of London).

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 164—The History of Britain in the 19th Century
    • HIST 165—The History of Britain in the 20th Century
    • HIST 398—Modern London: The Imperial Metropolis
    • HIST 490 (Honors)—Topics in British Imperial History, 1715–Present
    • HIST 722—Contemporary Global History
    • HIST 771—Topics in Modern European History
    • HIST 775—Studies in Modern English History

    Notable Publications:

    • “Fire By Night, Cloud By Day: refuge and exile in postwar London,” Presidential address, North American Conference on British Studies, Journal of British Studies, Vol. 50, 1, January 2020.
    • “A Cold War Geography: South African Anti-Apartheid Refuge and Exile in London, 1945-1994, in, Nathan Riley Carpenter and Benjamin N. Lawrence, eds., Africans in Exile: mobility, law and identity (Indiana University Press, 2018), 185-99.
    • “Anti-apartheid testimony: unmaking the histories of South African Jewish communists” in Carol S. Gould, Simone Gigliotti and Jacob Golomb, eds., Ethics, Art, and Representations of the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Berel Lang (Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, 2013)
    • From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain (Princeton University Press, 2009)
    • A Vision for London, 1889–1914: Labour, Everyday Life and the London County Council Experiment (Routledge, 1995, paperback edition, 2013)

    Fred Naiden

    August 3, 2017

    Fred Naiden

    417 Hamilton Hall
    naiden@email.unc.edu
    919-962-3971
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Fred Naiden studies ancient Greek law, religion, and warfare, including Near-Eastern parallels, especially among the Western Semites. Chief periods of interest are the Classical and Hellenistic. Recently completed is a study of Alexander the Great, his officers, and the role of religion in Macedonian conquests, Soldier, Priest, and God, combining his interests in warfare, religion, and the Near East. Now underway is a study of war councils and command and control throughout antiquity and into the early modern period. The languages used for his research are Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Akkadian. For other publications, see the attached cv.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 225—History of Greece
    • HIST 398—Ancient Slavery
    • HIST 421—Greek Warfare
    • HIST 422—Alexander the Great
    • HIST 518-Topics in Military History
    • HIST 890—Seminars in Greek history, including Sacred Law and Alexander the Great

    Notable Publications:

    • Soldier, Priest, and God: A Life of Alexander the Great (Oxford, 2018)
    • Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through the Roman Periods (Oxford, 2013)
    • Ancient Supplication (Oxford, 2006)

    Michael Cotey Morgan

    August 3, 2017

    Michael Cotey Morgan

    407 Hamilton Hall, CB #3195
    morgan@unc.edu
    919-843-4309


    Research Interests:

    Michael Cotey Morgan specializes in modern international and global history. His first book, The Final Act: The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War (Princeton University Press, 2018), examines the origins and consequences of the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, the most ambitious diplomatic undertaking of the Cold War and a watershed in the development of human rights. At UNC, he teaches courses on the history of diplomacy and international politics, the Cold War, and the history of human rights. Before coming to UNC, he taught at the US Naval War College and the University of Toronto, where he was the inaugural holder of the Raymond Pryke Chair.

    Graduate Students:

  • Zach Alessi-Friedlander
  • Courses Offered:

    • HIST 205—Statecraft, Diplomacy, and War, 1618-1815
    • HIST 206—Statecraft, Diplomacy, and War, 1815-1945
    • HIST 207—The Global Cold War
    • HIST 398—The Global 1970s
    • HIST 510—Human Rights in the Modern World
    • HIST 723—Readings in Global Cold War History

    Notable Publications:

    Louise McReynolds

    August 3, 2017

    Louise McReynolds

    421 Hamilton Hall
    louisem@ad.unc.edu
    919-962-3968
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Louise McReynolds’s research interests include Imperial Russia, with a particular focus on “middlebrow” culture. More specifically, she is interested in the development of mass communications and leisure-time activities, and how these helped to shape identities in the nineteenth century, leading up to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. She is currently exploring the role of archaeology in brokering the competing visions of “nationalism” and “imperialism” in Tsarist Russia. Her other interests include film history and theory, critical theory and cultures studies, and historiography.

    Graduate Students:

    • Luke Jeske
      • Courses Offered:

        • HIST 161—Russia Becomes an Empire
        • HIST 302H—Movies Make History: Films as Primary Sources of American and European Histories, 1908–1991
        • HIST 393—Culture, Politics, and Identity in Late Imperial Russia, 1855–1917
        • HIST 480—Russia, 1796–1917
        • HIST 700—Introduction to Historical Methods and Research
        • HIST 781—Readings in Russian History, 1796–1917

        Notable Publications:

        • Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia
          (Cornell, 2013)
        • Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of the Tsarist Era (Cornell University Press, 2003)
        • Imitations of Life: Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia, co-editor with Joan Neuberger (Duke University Press, 2001)
        • Entertaining Tsarist Russia: An Anthology of Popular Urban Cultural Sources in Late Imperial Russia, co-editor and co-translator, with James von Geldern (Indiana University Press, 1998). Includes a compact disk of songs and vaudeville routines.
        • Evdokiia Nagrodskaia, The Wrath of Dionysus, translator and editor (Indiana University Press, 1997)
        • The News Under Russia’s Old Regime: The Development of the Mass-Circulation Press (Princeton University Press, 1991)

    Genna Rae McNeil

    August 3, 2017

    Genna Rae McNeil

    415 Hamilton Hall
    mcneilgr@email.unc.edu
    919-962-8082


    Research Interests:

    Genna Rae McNeil’s areas of specialty are African-American History and U.S. social movements of the twentieth century. Within these areas, current research interests are civil rights, and civil liberties, African-American women and social movements, the African-American religious experience, youth movements, and African-American youth. She is completing a research project on Joan Little and “The ‘Free Joan Little’ Movement.” Additional research interests and forthcoming studies include focus on Women, Social Movements, Activism/Agency, Depression, and Incarceration/Prisons.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 395—Topics in African-American History
    • HIST 569—History of African-American Women
    • HIST 581—United States Constitutional History before the Civil War
    • HIST 582—United States Constitutional History after the Civil War
    • HIST 588—History of African-Americans to 1865
    • HIST 589—History of African-Americans, 1865 to Present
    • HIST 870—Readings in African-American History
    • HIST 942—Graduate Seminar in African-American History

    Notable Publications:

    • Author (with co-authors Houston B. Roberson, Quinton H. Dixie and Kevin McGruder), Witness: Two Hundred Years of African American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York, 1808–2008 (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, October 2013)
    • Co-editor with Nancy Grant and Editor V.P. Franklin, African-Americans and Jews in the Twentieth Century: Studies in Convergence and Conflict (University of Missouri Press, 1999)
    • Co-editor, with John Hope Franklin, African Americans and the Living Constitution (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995)
    • Co-editor, with Michael R. Winston, Historical Judgments Reconsidered (Howard University Press, 1988)
    • Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights, Historical Judgments Reconsidered (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983)

    Terence V. McIntosh

    August 3, 2017

    Terence V. McIntosh

    472 Hamilton Hall
    terence_mcintosh@unc.edu
    919-962-3969
    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Terence McIntosh is a specialist of early modern Germany, especially its social, political, religious, and economic history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His current book project, “Disciplining the Parish: Godly Order, Enlightenment, and the Lutheran Clergy in Germany, 1517–1806,” examines the dynamics by which a shifting array of
    social, theological, and intellectual forces induced prominent churchmen, rulers, and
    secular thinkers to examine critically and recast significantly the purpose, scope, and
    nature of Lutheran church discipline at key moments in the early modern period.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • HIST 251–The Thirty Years’ War (1618-48): Europe in an Age of Crisis
    • HIST 254–War and Society in Early Modern Europe
    • HIST 255–Manor to Machine: The Economic Shaping of Europe
    • HIST 460–Princes and Reformations in Germany, 1400-1600
    • HIST 461–War and Enlightenment in Germany, 1600-1815

    Notable Publications:

  • “Luther, Melanchthon, and the Specter of Zwingli during the Diet of Augsburg in 1530″
    Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte/Archive for Reformation History 111 (2020): 78-108(https://doi.org/10.14315/arg-2020-1110105)
  • “Das ‘Werck der Christlichen Disciplin’ Herzog Ernsts des Frommen. Inspiration für die
    Glauchaer Kirchenzucht August Hermann Franckes?” Translated by Annegret Oehme. In Pietismus in Thüringen–Pietismus aus Thüringen. Religiöse Reform im Mitteldeutschland des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, pp. 51-69. Ed. Veronika Albrecht-Birkner and Alexander Schunka. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2018.
  • “August Hermann Franckes Behandlung des Themas Kirchenzucht in seinem Collegium
    Pastorale.” Translated by Friederike Brühhöfener. In Hallesches Waisenhaus und Berliner
    Hof. Beiträge zum Verhältnis von Pietismus und Preußen
    , pp. 125-36. Ed. Holger
    Zaunstöck, Brigitte Klosterberg, Christian Soboth, and Benjamin Marschke. Halle: Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen, 2017.
  • “Pietists, Jurists, and the Early Enlightenment Critique of Private Confession in Lutheran Germany.” Modern Intellectual History 12, no. 3 (2015): 627-56,doi:10.1017/S1479244314000900 Published online 19 March 2015 http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1017/S1479244314000900)
  • Urban Decline in Early Modern Germany: Schwäbisch Hall and Its Region, 1650-1750.Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997 (317 pages).
  • Malinda Maynor Lowery

    August 3, 2017

    Malinda Maynor Lowery

    413 Hamilton Hall
    mmaynor@email.unc.edu

    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests:

    Malinda Maynor Lowery is a Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South. She is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Her second book, The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, was published by UNC Press in September 2018. The book is a survey of Lumbee history from the eighteenth century to the present, written for a general audience. Her first book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation (UNC Press, 2010), won several awards, including Best First Book of 2010 in Native American and Indigenous Studies and the Labriola American Indian Center National Book Prize from Arizona State University. She has written over fifteen book chapters or articles, on topics including American Indian migration and identity, school desegregation, federal recognition, religious music, and foodways, and has published essays in the New York Times, Oxford American, The North Star, and Scalawag Magazine. She has won fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sundance Institute, the Ford Foundation, and others. She has produced documentary films, including the Peabody Award-winning A Chef’s Life (5 seasons on PBS), the Emmy-nominated Private Violence (broadcast on HBO in 2014), In the Light of Reverence (broadcast on PBS in 2001), and two short films, Real Indian (1996), and Sounds of Faith (1997), both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Graduate Students:

    Courses Offered:

    • 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

    Notable Publications:

    • ”As We Cooked, As We Lived: Lumbee Foodways,” co-authored with Sara Wood, Southern Cultures (Spring 2015).
    • “Racial Science and Federal Recognition: Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South,” in Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook, eds. Jean M. O’Brien and Amy Den Ouden (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013): 65-94.
    • Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation (University of North Carolina Press, 2010)
    • “Telling Our Own Stories: Writing Lumbee History In the Shadow of the BAR,” American Indian Quarterly 33 (4)
    • “People and Place: Croatan Indians in Jim Crow Georgia, 1890–1920,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 21 (Spring 2005): 37–64

    Filmography

    • Co-Producer, A Chef’s Life – documentary film series (PBS, Season 1, Fall 2013; Season 2, Fall 2014-Spring 2015).
    • Co-Producer, Private Violence – Video, 73 minutes (HBO, 2014).
    • Co-Producer, Survivor to Survivor: Native American Women and Domestic Violence – Video, 18 minutes (2011)
    • Co-Producer, In the Light of Reverence – Video, 73 minutes (PBS, 2001)
    • Producer/Director/Editor, Sounds of Faith – Video, 14 minutes (1997)
    • Producer/Director/Editor, Real Indian – 16mm, 7 minutes (1996)