North America Experts
Senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History, is a leading voice on Southern studies, music and folklore. He joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 2002.A native of Vicksburg, Miss., and an award-winning scholar, Ferris chaired the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1997 to 2001. Before that, he was founding director of the Center for the Study of Souther...
Associate Professor of History, University of Texas
My interest in the history of race relations in the U.S. stems in part from having grown up in the Washington DC area as a "white" person of Mexican and Irish ancestry. In southern New Mexico, where my mother grew up, most people were either "Anglos" or "Mexicans," unlike in the South where folks were either black or white. Race meant different things in different parts of the country. I became i...
Associate Director for Research, National Council of La Raza
New School for Social Research.
Associate Professor, Department of History, Miami University
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Director of Cross-Border and International Research, University at Buffalo
Retired member, U.S. Congress
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. PhD candidate in Political Science at George Washington University.
Author, Cultural Historian, and Television Commentator