Would you like to take a look at a digital download or buy a copy of a Center publication, based on our First Annual Community Book Club in April 2017? Follow the link to check out Why Does No One in My Books Look Like Me? TOBE and Ongoing Questions about Race, Representation, and Identity…/why-does-no-one-in-my-books-loo…/ Thanks to UNC Press Office of Scholarly Publishing Services, Atkins Library, the Charlotte Teachers Institute, and the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Karen Cox continues to lecture widely on Confederate monuments and contemporary debates about what to do with them. She continues to promote her most recent book Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South (UNC Press, 2017) and will participate in the Tennessee Williams Festival in late March.  

Dr. Malin Pereira completed during the 2017-18 academic year two essays that will be appearing in books with an international range of contributors. The first is on a contemporary Southern poet, Natasha Trethewey: “An Angry, Mixed Race Cosmopolitanism: Race, Privilege, Poetic Identity, and Community in Natasha Trethewey’s Beyond Katrina and Thrall.” It will appear in Cosmopolitanism, Race and Ethnicity. Eds. Ewa Luzcak, Anna Pochmara and Samir Dayal. The second is on a contemporary verse narrative about slavery that takes place in the South: “Thylias Moss's Slave Moth: Liberatory Verse Narrative and Performance Art” It will appear in Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination. Eds. Bert Ashe and Ilke Saal.

Dr. John David Smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History, recently published “‘Stern Champion of the Human Race, of Man as Human’:  Alexander F. Chamberlain and Reform in the Age of Imperialism and Jim Crow,”  Journal of American Studies 51 (August 2017):  833-64, and “Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx in Dialogue," Civil War Book Review 20, no. 2 (Spring 2018):  Article 11.  His book Dear Delia:  The Civil War Letters of Captain Henry F. Young, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry will be published in February 2019 by the University of Wisconsin Press (with Micheal J. Larson).

Dr. Evan Nooe had a paper accepted for the Southern Quarterly, titled  "Southern Food in an "Imagineered" World: Constructing Locality in the Hyperreality of Walt Disney World's Disney Springs," scheduled for Fall 2018. 



Karen L. Cox, professor in the History Department and author of the recently published book Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was Created in American Popular Culture (UNC Press, 2011), was featured in The New York Times on September 17, 2011. Her op-ed, "The South Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie," intelligently discusses the intersection of reality TV and Southern stereotypes against a backdrop of the complex and changing dynamics that characterize today's South.

Read the op-ed at