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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Karen L. Cox

Karen L. CoxKaren L. Cox is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses in American history with a focus on southern history and culture. She is the author of Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture (2003), which won the Southern Association for Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture (2011), and the editor of Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History (2012). She writes about representations of the region and its people in contemporary popular media in the blog Pop South: Reflections on the South in Popular Culture; she has appeared on C-SPAN and Canadian Public Radio; and she has written op-eds for the New York Times. Her new book, "Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South," will be published in fall 2017.

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Twitter: @sassyprof.