Burroughs Distinguished Professor
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." — Steve Biko
Maggi M. Morehouse is Burroughs Distinguished Professor of History and Culture at Coastal Carolina University. In 2001, she completed her Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Today, she teaches courses in American Studies with a focus on connecting the American South to global diasporas and migrations, including the many locations of the Black Atlantic. She is advisor for the African Diaspora Studies minor, and affiliate faculty with the Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies at CCU. She is also affiliate faculty in the Digital Culture and Design program examining the intersection of technology and humanity.
She is the author of Fighting in the Jim Crow Army (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) and editor of Civil War America (Routledge, 2012), as well as The History Handbook of the American South (Routledge, 2018). In addition to traditional scholarship, she works with media providing historical consultation and crafting oral histories into visual short stories on topics ranging from black soldiers, to enslaved potters, to southern women, to African diaspora migration.
She is a former Fulbright Scholar posted to the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, where she collected oral histories of black West Indians who participated in the British armed forces during WWII. As the 2018 Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK, she taught a course on Race and the Law, as well as tutored in their Black Studies Ph.D. program, and conducted research on Black Britons.
Ph.D., 2001, University of California, Berkeley (African American Studies)
M.A., 1999, University of California, Berkeley (African Diaspora Studies)
M.A., 1997, San Francisco State University (Modern US History)
B.A., 1994, San Francisco State University (Political Science)
“Army Brat” – raised at military bases around the world
Teaching and Research Areas
African Diaspora studies; Modern African American history; American Studies; Digital Culture and History; Migration and Diaspora; Methods and Methodologies of Research.
History; African Diaspora Studies; Digital Culture and Design; Master of Liberal Studies