U.S. History, PhD
College of Arts and Sciences
Advisor: Patricia Sullivan
Education: BA History, Religious Studies, and French, (McGill University, 2014); MA History, (Clemson University, 2016)
Bio: Alexandra is a PhD candidate in History, with a secondary field in both Women & Gender Studies and Atlantic World. Her dissertation, “We Shall Not Be Moved: Highlander Folk School’s Citizenship Campaign from the Cultural Front to the Civil Rights Movement, 1932-1967,” uses Highlander Folk School as a lens to examine the national shift from the labor movement to civil rights. In her dissertation, Alexandra demonstrates that, although subliminally different periods, activism of the Civil Rights Movement is rooted in that of the Cultural Front during the New Deal era.
Alexandra holds a Research Assistantship with professor Jon Hale and a Teaching Assistantship at the University of South Carolina. The Graduate Traveling Fellowship at USC has supported her research for national conferences. Alexandra is the recipient of the 2018 John A. Peters Fellowship from the Wisconsin Historical Society, the 2018 Becht Family Endowment Fund Award and the 2019 SPARC Research Grant, both USC.