136.001History Of The United States Since 1865
136.002History Of The United States Since 1865
499.034Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
490.034Readings -- Field Of Study
315.001Slavery And The Old South
She teaches courses on American cultural and intellectual history, on U.S. southern history, and on historical methods and research.
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. Her most recent book is Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South (University of Illinois Press, 2019), co-edited with Natalie Ring (UT-Dallas). She is also the co-guest editor of issue of Mississippi Quarterly on lynching, representation, and memory (2008) and the editor of the volume on violence for the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (University of North Carolina Press, 2011). She is currently working on a book project on cultural ideas about criminality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
"'Somebody Do Something!': Lynching Photographs, Historical Memory, and the Possibility of Sympathetic Spectatorship," The European Journal of American Studies 14:4 (Winter 2019)