Status: PhD Student

Adviser: Joseph Glatthaar

Graduate Email: jdavisw@live.unc.edu
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Curriculum Vitae Personal Website

Education

B.A. with majors in Classics, History, Vanderbilt University, 2017

Research Interests

My master’s thesis reveals the de facto censorship imposed by the military and Production Code Administration on Hollywood war movies during the 1950s and how it shaped American memory of WWII. My research interests are American war memory and commemorative practices, relationships between the U.S. military and cultural institutions, and American college athletics.

Some Notable Publications

[Forthcoming Summer 2019] “Commemoration Coopted: The Battle over Tennessee’s War Memorial Building, “a partial offering,” 1918-1921” Tennessee Historical Quarterly.

Recent Public Engagements

Op-ed: We need a Bill of Rights to protect college athletes. Raleigh News and Observer, August 2018.

Courses Offered

HIST 383: Big Time College Sports and the Right of Student-Athletes, 1956-Present (TA)