I am the director of a very well-regarded oral history center, and my staff and I are working hard to develop ways of disseminating our materials to wider audiences. In terms of scholarship, I am a specialist in the social and economic history of the 19th and 20th c. American South. Earlier in my career, I published works exploring migration and economic development. I'm now working on a history of cigarette smokers in North America, 1913-2010. I am also very well known in tobacco control circles as an expert witness against American cigarette manufacturers in high-stakes product liability litigation (see this story in The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/article/big-tobacco-and-historians) I've also published a widely cited article on the history of professional wrestling in the South--a sort of hobby of mine.
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Position/Job Title:Associate Prof & Director
Organization:University of Southern Mississippi