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Amy Wood

Associate Professor

Office Address: Schroeder 307B
Office Phone: (309) 438-8487
Office Hours:

T 2-3:30 & F 3-4

Email: Contact Amy Wood (alwood)
Website: Visit Amy Wood’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
HIS131.02American Culture,Traditions and Texts M W F 14:00 - 14:50SCH 0206
HIS287.041Independent Study   
HIS291.041Undergraduate Teaching Experience in History   
HIS300.01Senior Seminar in History M W 15:35 - 16:50SCH 0201
HIS323.01American Cultural and Intellectual History,1620-1860 W 18:00 - 20:50SCH 0206
HIS400.041Independent Study   
Teaching Interests:

 She teaches courses in American cultural and intellectual history, in U.S. southern history, and visual culture and film history.

Research Interests:
Professor Wood specializes in American cultural history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the history of the U.S. South. She is the author of Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009), which examines visual representations of lynching and the construction of white supremacy in the Jim Crow era. Lynching and Spectacle won the Lillian Smith Book Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award in HIstory. She is also the co-guest editor of issue of Mississippi Quarterly on lynching, representation, and memory, and the editor of the volume on violence for the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (University of North Carolina Press, 2011).
Wesleyan University, Connecticut, B.A., 1990

University of Mississippi, M.A., 1995

Emory University, Ph.D., 2002
Selected Publications:

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