Dawn Wiley

Dawn Wiley

Degree Program: PhD

Advisor: Joshua D. Rothman

Research Areas

  • United States History
  • Gender and Women's History
  • Southern History



  • MA, Georgia State University, 2015
  • BA, Georgia State University, 2010

Research Interests

  • Southern History
  • American History
  • Women and Gender
  • Politics
  • Society and Class

Recent Publications

  • Review of Kelly D. Mezurek’s For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops. Kent, OH: Kent State University, 2016. Published on H-War (September 2018).
  • Review of Steven M. Stowe’s Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women, Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Published in The Journal of Slavery and Abolition (April 2020).

Awards and Honors

  • The White House Historical Association Research Fellowship (2023)
  • The Georgia Historical Society’s Vincent J. Dooley Distinguished Research Fellow (2022)
  • Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Graduate Level: “From Plow to Podium: Political Activity of Poor and Yeoman Women in Civil War Georgia” (2016)