Jimmy Carter Professor
Department of History
Office: Bowden 220
Phone: (404) 727-1955
Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor of American History, is a historian of the twentieth century United States and the American South since Reconstruction. He has written three books – Atticus Finch: The Biography—Harper Lee, Her Father, and the Making of an American Icon (Basic Books, 2018); Strom Thurmond’s America (Hill & Wang, 2012); and In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (Princeton, 2007). He has also co-edited, with Matthew Lassiter, a collection of historical essays, The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (Oxford, 2010).
Interviews, Speeches, or Short Writings on the Web
2018 Preston Lecturer: Writer & Historian Joseph Crespino, Hotchkiss Magazine, Feb. 23, 2018.
“Atticus Finch Offers a Lesson in Southern Politics,” New York Times, July 16, 2015.
An Interview with Patrick Allitt discussing Strom Thurmond’s America, Emory University Expert Conversations Series, 2012.
My Curriculum Vitae
- BA, Northwestern University, 1994.
- MEd, University of Mississippi, 1996.
- MA, Stanford University, 2002.
- PhD, Stanford University, 2002.
- Twentieth Century United States History
- The American South since Reconstruction
Current Graduate Students
- Robert Billups
- Virgo Morrison