Natalie J. Ring

Natalie J. Ring

Natalie J. Ring is the associate dean for undergraduate studies in the School of Arts and Humanities as well as an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Dallas, where her research and teaching interests include the cultural and intellectual history of the American South, Jim Crow, and crime and punishment in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the author of The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880–1930 (2012) and a coeditor of The Folly of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South (2012). She is also a coeditor of two forthcoming books: "Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South" and "The Lost Lectures of C. Vann Woodward." She is currently working on a history of the Louisiana State Penitentiary or Angola Prison.

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  • The World of Angola Prison in Louisiana
  • Is the South an American Problem?
  • The Lost Lectures of C. Vann Woodward
  • Bugs, Worms, and Parasites: Tropical Disease in the South