Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Degree Program: PhD

Advisor: Lesley J. Gordon

Research Areas

  • United States History
  • History of Race
  • Military and Naval History
  • Southern History



  • MA, The University of Alabama, 2021
  • BS, Murray State University, 2019

Research Interests

  • Race and Medicine in the nineteenth century, with a focus on the impact of racial theory on African American Civil War soldiers.

Recent Publications

  • review of Masters of Health: Racial Science and Slavery in U.S. Medical Schools, by Christopher D.E. Willoughby, American Nineteenth Century History (Forthcoming).
  • review of Healing a Divided Nation: How the American Civil War Revolutionized Western Medicine, by Carole Adrienne, The Journal of Military History (January 2023).
  • review of North Carolina’s Confederate Hospitals: 1861-1863, Volume I, by Wade Sokolosky, H-Sci-Med-Tech (December 2022).
  • review of W.G.: The Opium-addicted Pistol Toting Preacher Who Raised the First Federal African American Union Troops, by Donna Burtch & William Burch, The Civil War Monitor (Fall 2022).
  • review of Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840, by Rana Hogarth, Southern Historian (Spring 2021).

Awards & Honors

  • Charles G. Summersell Fellow in Southern History, The University of Alabama, 2022-3
  • Frank Lawrence Owlsey Memorial Scholarship, The University of Alabama, 2022