McCurry, Stephanie

R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Office Hours

Fall 2020: ON LEAVE, by appointment

 

Education

Ph.D. – State University of New York, Binghamton, 1988
M.A. – University of Rochester, 1983
B.A. –University of Western Ontario, 1981

 

Interests and Research

Stephanie McCurryProfessor of History, specializes in the American Civil War and Reconstruction, the nineteenth century United States, the American South, and the history of women and gender.  Current work focuses on the epic human drama of Reconstruction in the U.S. and the comparative history of postwar societies and processes of reconstruction in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Expert in Civil War and Reconstruction and available for journalists on related issues, including Confederate Monuments and memory, Proslavery ideas and Slavery and its Legacy in U.S.

To read an excerpt of Professor McCurry's newest book Women's War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War (2019), please visit this link.

For a video of a recent lecture, please see this link

To visit her website, please see this link.

Awards

  • Richard Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
  • Elected, Member, Society of American Historians, 2013.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Frederick Douglass Book Prize of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery and Abolition, 2011.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Pulitzer Prize finalist, April 2011.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Merle Curti Prize, Organization of American Historians, 2011.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Avery O. Craven Award of the Organization of American Historians, 2011.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Willie Lee Rose Prize of the Southern Association of Women Historians, 2011.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2003-04.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  John Hope Franklin Prize of the American Studies Association, 1996.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  Francis Butler Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association, 1997.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  Charles Sydnor Prize of the Southern Historical Association, 1996.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  Willie Lee Rose Prize of the Southern Association of Women Historians, 1997.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  Best Book Prize of the South Carolina Historical Association, 1995.

 

Massive Open Online Course

  • The History of the Slave South, 10 weeks, offered on the Coursera Platform, January –March 2014, January –March 2015

 

Affiliations

  • Member, Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Advisory Board
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Civil War Era
  • Columnist, “Her War,” America’s Civil War
  • Co-Convener, International History Workshop
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