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Department of History


Emily Martin

Title: Graduate Student
MA Public History; PhD History
Department: History
College of Arts and Sciences
Emily Martin

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Sullivan

 Education: BA History, College of William and Mary, 2011; MA History, University of Lynchburg, 2016


  • Research Interests: US History -19th and 20th Centuries; Public History; Environmental History; History of Racial Conflict; Public Memory
  • Dissertation: More than Massive Resistance: Southside Virginia’s Civil Rights Legacy, 1951-1970
    MA Thesis: “Reconciling Conflicting Historical Narratives at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History”
  • Awards: William A. Elwood Fellowship in Civil Rights and African American Studies, Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture, University of Virginia, May 2019; Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism: Development Team, July 2018; The William Webster Ferguson Award, Lynchburg College Department of History, April 2016 
  • Teaching/Professional Experience: Instructor of Record and Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of South Carolina; Research Assistant, Center for Civil Rights History and Research, University of South Carolina; Exhibit Developer, Department of Resource Management, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism



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