Faculty Affiliates

Gregory Mixon, Ph.D.

Professor, History

History, American Studies, Africana Studies, Urban Studies, Public Policy–Graduate Level Areas of Interest: African American History Southern History Southern Urban History Race Relations Racial Violence Southern Politics Comparative History Recent Publications: Show Thyself A Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905 (University Press of Florida, August 2016)

Trevor Pearce, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy Areas of Interest: History of American philosophy History of biology Pragmatism Website: http://www.trevorpearce.com/ Read More

Sonya Ramsey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, History

Department of History Areas of Interest: United States History Women’s History Southern History

Mark Sanders, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy

Philosophy Areas of Interest: American Pragmatism and social-political philosophy, especially the intersection of deliberative democracy Pragmatic pluralism Citizenship

Heather Smith, Ph.D.

Professor, Geography

Department of Earth Sciences and Geography Areas of Interest: Urban and social geography Immigration settlement and adjustment

John David Smith, Ph.D.

Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History

Department of History Areas of Interest: Civil War and Reconstruction Slavery and emancipation Southern history Racial thought Documentary editing and publishing

Ashli Stokes, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication Studies
Communication Studies

Communication Studies Area of Interest: Southern foodways Southern identity Public communication campaigns and rhetoric Recent Publications: Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redesigning the South (University of Mississippi Press, 2016). Dr. Stokes also directs the Center for the Study of the New South (newsouth.uncc.edu)

Mark West, Ph.D.

Professor, English

Department of English Areas of Interest: Children’s literature Children’s popular culture History of childhood