- PhD, University of Virginia, 2000
- Southern History Since 1865
- U. S. Women’s History
- Alabama Women and Alcohol During Prohibition
- 1920s Popular Culture in the South
- Women and Family life in the South in the 1920s
- American Civilization Since 1865
- American South Since 1865
- American Women’s History
- African American Women’s History
- Southern Women’s History
Awards and Honors
- Research Advisory Council Grant from the University of Alabama (2003)
- Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and Afro-American Studies, University of Virginia (1998-2000)
- A Thousand Thirsty Beaches: Smuggling Alcohol from Cuba to the South During Prohibition (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018).
- White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960 (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004).
- “Black-on-White Rape and Retribution in Twentieth-Century Virginia: ‘Men, Even Negroes, Must Have Some Protection’,” The Journal of Southern History 66 (November 2000): 711-748.
- “Another Negro-Did-It Crime,” in Sex Without Consent: Rape and Sexual Coercion in America, ed. Merrill Smith (New York: NYU Press, 2001).