Position: Lecturer in History
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Emma is a lecturer in American History. She completed an undergraduate degree in Contemporary History at the University of Leicester before studying for a Masters degree in American History at The Queen’s College, Oxford. Emma returned to the University of Leicester and completed her PhD in 2014, after which she taught at the University of Leicester. Her research was supported by grants from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, the British Association for American Studies and the Royal Historical Society.
Emma is currently working on her first monograph, From Massive Resistance to New Conservatism: the War on Poverty in Mississippi, 1965-1975.
Emma’s research interests lie in twentieth century American history. Her research explores Civil Rights and Massive Resistance, poverty and social welfare, state-federal relations and the Deep South.
Emma teaches modern American history, including modules exploring the rise of modern America, America and the Cold War, and the black freedom struggle from 1945 to 1975. Emma also contributes to Introduction to History at University and Scholarship and Methods in History, and supervises dissertations on American history.
Membership of Professional Organisations
- British Association for American Studies
- Royal Historical Society
- Historians of the Twentieth Century United States
- Southern Historical Association
Dr Emma Folwell