Status: Ph.D. Student

Adviser: W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Graduate Email: ianj@live.unc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A. Oberlin College, 2014
M.A. University of Mississippi (Education), 2017

Research Interests

I am a historian of American history after the Civil War with a focus on the South. I have a particular interest in African American history, gender history and the history of rural communities. My dissertation traces the political uses of self-help ideology in American history. I am currently researching the Jeanes Teachers, a group of African American educators that worked to improve isolated country schools by reforming curriculum, establishing community organizations and fundraising to improve the physical plants of schools.

Recent Public Engagements

Public Talk, “‘To Do The Next Needed Thing’ : The Jeanes Teachers, Pragmatism and Black Education In The Segregated South,” Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center