Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Graduate Email: erothberg@unc.edu

Education

B.A., Wesleyan University, 2015
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
M.A. Thesis: “Full-Grown, Large, and Shapely”: Parades, Free Labor, and Civic Manhood after the Civil War

Research Interests

My dissertation focuses on how cultural practices, in particular parading, in the post-Civil War United States reflected debates over the constitution of American identity and the meanings and practices of democracy. My research interests include nineteenth-century American history, history of masculinities, gender history, labor history, and cultural history.

Courses Offered

  • TA, Documenting Communities, AMST 475H, Fall 2018
  • TA, The Olympic Games: A Global History, HIST 220, Spring 2018
  • TA, The Social History of Popular Music in 20th-Century America, HIST 125, Fall 2017