Alumni

Alumnus Adam Petty Working with Joseph Smith Papers

Department alumnus Adam Petty (PhD 2018, MA 2014) has recently accepted a position as a Historian and Documentary Editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. Petty completed his doctorate under George Rable last year, with a focus on the Civil War era. His dissertation “Virginia’s Wilderness: Investigating the Landscape of War,” focused on the interaction between […]

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Former Ambassador and UA Alum Lino Gutiérrez to Discuss Post-Graduate Career Options in the Federal Government

Former US ambassador to Nicaragua and Argentina, UA alum Lino Gutiérrez, will hold an informal discussion with History & Political Science graduate and undergraduate students on employment options, requisite skills, and how to negotiate the hiring process for employment in the federal government’s foreign service. Ambassador Lino Gutiérrez is CEO of Gutiérrez Global LLC, a […]

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Noted Civil War Historian William C. Harris’s Career Began in the Department of History at The University of Alabama

Alumnus William C. Harris, professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, began his fifty-year career as a Civil War historian here in Tuscaloosa, earning both his undergraduate and graduate history degrees from The University of Alabama Department of History. Harris, a native of Mount Meigs, Alabama, earned his BA from Alabama in 1954 and, after […]

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Congratulations to Dr. James Mixson, Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

The History Department is proud to congratulate Dr. James Mixson, winner of the 2016 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. This award is given by the National Alumni Association annually to four full-time faculty members whose work with students demonstrates an exceptional commitment to their students’ success, both inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Mixson is […]

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Three Department Alums Featured in New York Times Disunion Compendium

Department of History PhD alums Glenn Brasher (2007), Christian McWhirter (2009), and Larry Kreiser (2001) are featured in the newly released New York Times compendium, Disunion: A History of the Civil War. From the publisher’s dust jacket description: “Between 2011 and 2015, the Opinion section of The New York Times published ‘Disunion,’ a series marking […]

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Associate Professor James Mixson Receives Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award.

The Department of History’s Dr. James D. Mixson, a scholar of Medieval Europe, is one of four UA faculty to win this award for the 2015-6 school year. In 1976, The University of Alabama National Alumni Association began an innovative program designed to annually recognize four faculty members at the Capstone who demonstrate “Outstanding Commitment […]

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