University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Greensboro, North Carolina 2017 – Ph.D. in United States History
Fields: The American South, Legal History, Women’s History, African-American History, Twentieth Century Political History
Dissertation: Fighting Within the Bar: Judge Elreta Alexander and Civil Rights Advocacy in Greensboro, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Greensboro, North Carolina
2015 – Post-baccalaureate Certificate in African-American and African Diaspora Studies
University of Montana – Missoula, Montana
2012 – Master of Arts in History
Thesis: Gender, Justice, and Jim Crow: North Carolina Judge Elreta Alexander and the Long Civil Rights Era
University of Montana – Missoula, Montana
2012 – Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies
Catawba College – Salisbury, North Carolina
2004 – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration and a minor in History
Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society – April 2019
Allen W. Trelease Graduate Fellowship in History (UNCG) – Fall, 2016
Summer Assistantship (UNCG Graduate School) – Summer, 2016
Women’s & Gender Studies Graduate Scholarship (University of Montana) – November 2011
Pat Williams Scholarship (University of Montana)– May 2011
Outstanding Presentation, Graduate and Faculty Research Conference (University of Montana) –April 2011
Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Spring 2018
Faculty Fellow, Lloyd International Honors College, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Fall 2019 – present
Adjunct Professor, Catawba College, Fall 2015
U.S. Women’s History Since 1865
Greensboro: The World Through A City (Honors Seminar)
Freshman Honors Colloquium
North Carolina History
The United States Since 1865
Race, Gender, and the Law (Honors Seminar)
Human and Civil Rights, 1760 – Present
The Twentieth Century World, 1945 – 2000
The Twentieth Century World, 1900 – 1945
Biography of Judge Elreta Melton Alexander, UNDER CONTRACT with University of Georgia Press, To be published in 2021.
“Elreta Melton Alexander: A Theoretical Approach,” in A Seat at the Table: Black Women Public Intellectuals in U.S. History and Culture, edited by Hettie V. Williams and Melissa Ziobro (Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 2020), IN PRESS
“Redefining Activism: Judge Elreta Alexander and Civil Rights Advocacy in the New South,” North Carolina Historical Review, Vol. 90, No. 3 (July 2013), 237 – 258.
“Even if Georgia Turns Blue, North Carolina May Not Follow,” with Michael Bitzer, The Washington Post, Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
“Why ‘Fame’ Needs to Go,” The Salisbury Post, Sunday, June 14, 2020.
“Papers Reveal Social Origins of ‘Fame’,” with Gary Freeze and Daniel Harvey, The Salisbury Post, Sunday, June 16, 2019.
“Elreta Alexander-Ralston Paved the Way For Black Women on the Bench,” Greensboro News and Record, April 7, 2019, D1.
Review of Postel, Charles. Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896. HCivWar, H-Net Reviews, May, 2020, https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54762
Review of Icenhauer-Ramirez, Robert. Treason on Trial: The United States v. Jefferson Davis. Journal of Southern History, Volume 86, No. 4, November 2020, pp. 924 – 925.
“Elreta Melton Alexander Ralston,” NCPedia.org, April 24, 2015, http://ncpedia.org/ralston-elreta-melton-alexander
“A Respectable Childhood: Becoming Judge Elreta Alexander,” 85th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association, November 9, 2019.
“The Performative Leadership of Judge Elreta Melton Alexander,” Fifth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference on Race at Monmouth University, November 9, 2017
“Within the Bar: Judge Elreta Alexander and Civil Rights Advocacy in Greensboro, North Carolina,” Biography Again: A New Look at History’s Oldest Discipline Conference at SUNY Fredonia, April 9, 2016
“The Career of Elreta Melton Alexander: A Theoretical Approach,” Southeast Women’s Studies Association Conference, April 2, 2016
“Precariously Perched: African-American Families and the Black Baptist Church,” Graduate and Faculty Research Conference at The University of Montana, April 24, 2011
“Unsung Pioneer: Judge Elreta Alexander Ralston and the Civil Rights Movement,” Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference, April 7, 2011
Historical Society of North Carolina
American Historical Association
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
Coordinating Council for Women in History
Southern Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Southern Association of Women Historians
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY/MEDIA
Presenter, “The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of the Honorable Elreta Alexander ’45,” Alumni of Color Event, Columbia Law School, December 9, 2020
Panelist, “Green Book Panel Discussion,” Hosted by the Historic Magnolia House and the UNCG Museum Studies Class of 2021, October 13, 2020
“A Respectable Childhood: Becoming Judge Elreta Alexander,” Race, Gender, and Jim Crow Series at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, February 27, 2020.
“Maintaining the Status Quo: Jim Crow in North Carolina,” Slavery and Its Legacies in North Carolina, High Point University, Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Moderator, “Women’s History and the City,” Greensboro: The World Through A City Discussion, Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Panelist, “Honoring the Women Who Made a Difference in Greensboro,” The State of Things, NPR, WUNC, February 26, 2019
Alumni Panelist, “Catawba After College,” Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, February 15, 2019.
Stakeholder Committee Member, Ruth Wicker Tribute to Women, City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation, Greensboro, N.C.