CV (August 2015)

425 Dickson Hall
Department of History
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043
stricklandhistory@gmail.com
http://www.stricklandhistory.com

Education

Ph.D. in History, Florida State University, 2003
M.A. in History, Florida Atlantic University, 1999
M.S. in Social Studies Education, Nova Southeastern University, 1997
B.S. in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
B.A. in Economics and Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor, Montclair State University, 2014-Present
Assistant Professor, Montclair State University, 2005-2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Population Studies Center, 2007-2008
Assistant Professor, Hunter College, 2004-2005
Assistant Professor, University of Texas—Pan American, 2003-2004

Administrative Experience

Social Studies Education Coordinator, Montclair State University, 2005-2012
Social Studies Education Coordinator, Hunter College, 2004-2005
Social Studies Education Coordinator, University of Texas Pan American, 2003-2004
Program Coordinator, Learning Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2002-2003

Book Manuscript

Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War Era Charleston (University Press of Florida, 2015)

Book Manuscripts in Progress

The Great Escape: Nicholas Kelly and the Charleston Slave Prison Break of 1849

The Southern Black Codes: A History

Journal Articles

“‘The Whole State Is On Fire’: Criminal Justice and the End of Reconstruction in Upcountry South Carolina” Crime, History & Societies Volume 13, Number 2 (December 2009): 89-117.

“How the Germans became White Southerners: German Immigrants and their Social, Economic, and Political Relations with African-Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880” Journal of American Ethnic History Volume 28, Number 1 (fall 2008): 52-69.

“Public Rituals in the Urban South: African-Americans and Independence Day in South Carolina during Reconstruction,” Citizenship Studies, Volume 10, Number 1 (February 2006): 93-115.

“‘Our Domestic Trials with Freedmen and Others’: A White South Carolinian’s Diary of African-American Expressions of Freedom,’ 1865-1880,” Prospects, Volume 30 (February 2006): 111-134.

Book Chapters

"The Urban Geography of Secession: Using City Directories, Tax Ledgers, Death Certificates, and Federal and Local Censuses to Map Charleston's Slave Society in 1861" in The Routledge Handbook of Spatial History, ed. Donald Debats, Ian Gregory, and Don Lafreniere (in progress, Routledge).

“The Civil Rights Act of 1866 in South Carolina” in The Civil Rights Act of 1866, ed. Christian Somito (under review, fall 2014).

“Nativists and Strangers: Yellow Fever and Immigrant Mortality in Charleston, South Carolina, 1849-1876” in Death and the American South, ed. Craig Thompson Friend and Lorri Glover (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

“German Immigrants and African-Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880” in Larry A. Greene & Anke Ortlepp, Germans and African-Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange (University Press of Mississippi, 2011): 37-49.

Teaching Forum

“Teaching the History of Slavery in the United States with Interviews: Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938” in the Journal of American Ethnic History Volume 33, Number 4 (Summer 2014), 41-48.

Online Publication

“Frederick William Wagener: Old World German, New South Visionary” in Immigrant Entrepreneurship: The German-American Business Biography, 1720 to the Present (German Historical Institute, May 2012) <http://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org/entry.php?rec=24>

Other Publications

“Nazi Germany” and “First New Deal” appearing in the Encyclopedia of the Great Depression and New Deal (New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2001): 438-444, 356-363.

Review Essay

“Race and Ethnicity in Nineteenth Century Mobile, Alabama” review essay in Journal of Urban History, Volume 33, Number 1 (November 2006): 130-139.

Book Reviews

Book review of Alison Efford’s German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era in Journal of the Civil War Era (in progress).

Book review of Amrita C. Myers’s, Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston in The Historian (in progress).

Book review of Sean Kelley’s Los Brazos de Dios: A Plantation Society in the Texas Borderlands, 1821-1865 in Yearbook of German American Studies (December 2013).

Book review of Andrea Mehrländer’s The Germans of Charleston, Richmond and New Orleans during the Civil War Period, 1850-1870 in Journal of Military History (fall 2012).

Book review of Richard S. Newman’s Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers in Journal of American Ethnic History (winter 2008).

Book review of John F. Marszalek’s A Black Congressman in the Age of Jim Crow: South Carolina’s George Washington Murray appearing in Journal of American Ethnic History (winter 2007).

Book review of Martin W. Ofele’s German Speaking Officers in the US Colored Troops (University Press of Florida, 2004) in Journal of American Ethnic History (summer 2005).

Book review of Peter Kolchin’s A Sphinx on the American Land: The Nineteenth-Century South in Comparative Perspective (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 2003) appearing in South Carolina Historical Magazine (April 2004).

Book review of Pamela Grundy’s Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth Century North Carolina, appearing in H-Net Book Reviews (April 2002).

Book review of Robert Paul McCaffery’s German-Americans in Manchester, New Hampshire and Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1870-1942, appearing in H-Net Book Reviews (August 1999).

Awards, Fellowships, Grants

Montclair State University, Research Sabbatical (fall 2014)
Montclair State University Separately Budgeted Research Grant (2009)
University of Michigan, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Grant (2007)
NIA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Population Studies Center, (2007-2008)
Fulbright Award, Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine, (spring 2008) [declined]
Montclair State University Separately Budgeted Research Grant (2006)
Montclair State University Technology Grant: Oral History Resources (2006)
Montclair State University Global Education Grant (2006)
Hunter College, City University of New York Research Foundation Grant (2005)
Scholar-In-Residence, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2004-2005)
Florida State University, Leitch J. Wright Dissertation Research Award (2001)
Florida State University, Graduate Studies Dissertation Research Grant (2001)
Florida State University, Congress of Graduate Students Travel Grants, (2001, 2002, 2003)

Conference Presentations

“German and African-American Encounters in the American South during the Civil War Era” presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, November, 2014.

“Geographic Morbidity Differentials in a Deep South City: A Case-Study of Charleston, South Carolina, 1850-1880” presented at the Social Science History Association annual meeting, November 21, 2013.

“Talk Data to Me: A Conversation with Historians about Using Large-Scale Digital Data in Research and Teaching” presented at the American Historical Association annual meeting, January 7, 2012.

“Reconstruction, Race, and Municipal Politics in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865-1877” presented at the Social Science History Association annual meeting, November 20, 2011.

"German Immigrants and Economic Mobility in Charleston, South Carolina, 1850-1880" presented at the German Studies Association annual meeting, September 23, 2011.

“Nativists and Strangers: Yellow Fever and Immigrant Mortality in Charleston, South Carolina, 1849-1876” presented at Death in the American South conference at North Carolina State, March 2011.

“Occupational Mobility in Charleston, South Carolina, 1850-1880” presented at the conference on Race, Labor & Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation South at College of Charleston, March 2010.

“Urban Slavery in the American South, 1850-1860” presented at Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, November 2009.

“Race and Segregation in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880” presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, Monmouth University, November 14, 2008.

“Mapping Slaves and Free People of Color in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1861” presented at SSHA Conference, October 24, 2008.

“Micro or Macro?: Race, Ethnicity, and Residential Segregation Patterns in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880” presented at SSHA Conference, October 23, 2008.

“Mapping Poverty Inequality with Arc GIS” presented at the National Poverty Center Workshop, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, June 26, 2008.

“Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality in Charleston, South Carolina 1860-1880” presented at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center, March 17, 2008.

“How the Germans Became White Southerners: German Immigrants and their Social, Economic, and Political Relations with African-Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880” presented at the American Historical Association AHA Meeting, January 2008.

“Race, Ethnicity, and the Historical Geography of Business in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880” presented at the SSHA Meeting, November 2007.

“Author Meets Critics: Kevin J. Mullen, Dangerous Strangers: Minority Newcomers and Criminal Violence in the Urban West, 1850-2000,” presented at author-meets-critics session at SSHA Meeting, November 2007.

“Southern Nationalism and Nativism in Charleston, South Carolina, 1850-1880” presented at the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, April 1, 2007.

“From Slavery to Freedom: African-Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1870” presented at the SSHA Annual Meeting, November 2006.

“Urban Space and the Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880” presented at the Urban History Association (UHA) Annual Meeting, October 2006.

"Germans and African-Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880" presented at the Crossovers: African-Americans and Germany Conference, Muenster, Germany, March 24, 2006.

“German Immigrants and Changing Notions of Citizenship in Charleston, South Carolina during Reconstruction” presented at the SSHA, November 5, 2005.

“Race, Ethnicity, and ‘Redemption’ in South Carolina: German Immigrants and a Legal Lynching, 1876-1877” presented at the Allen Morris Conference on the History of Florida and the Atlantic World, February 14, 2004.

“Public Rituals in the Urban South: African-American Ceremonies in Charleston, South Carolina during Reconstruction” presented at the third annual Africa conference at the University of Texas at Austin, March 28-30, 2003.

“Ethnicity, Race and Business in the Urban South: Germans and Irish Immigrants, African Americans and southern Whites in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880,” presented at the 2003 OAH Annual Meeting, April 6, 2003.

 “Ethnic Politics in the Urban South: German and Irish Immigrants, African-Americas, and Southern Whites in Charleston, South Carolina during Reconstruction,” presented at the 2002 UHA Conference, September 28, 2002.

“Race and Ethnicity in Charleston, South Carolina: Ethnocultural Interaction between Blacks and Germans, 1860-1880” presented at the 2001 Society for German-American Studies Symposium, May 3, 2001.

“Strange Inconsistency!  Germans and their African-American Neighbors in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1880” presented at the Georgia Association of Historians, April 14, 2001.

Other Conference Participation

“A Plague in Four Parts: Yellow Fever in the 1790s,” Chaired session at Society for Historians if the Early American Republic, July 19, 2014

“German Revolutionaries, the American Civil War, and Transnational Ideologies,” Discussant for session at Southern Historical Association annual meeting, October 28, 2011.

“Germans in the American Civil War: From the Old World to the New,” Discussant for session at Germans Studies Association annual meeting, September 23, 2011.

“Contemporary Transformations in Urban Political Institutions,” Discussant for session at Social Science History Association annual meeting, November 19, 2010.

“Modeling and Measuring Population Dynamics at Multiple Scales,” Discussant for session at Social Science History Association annual meeting, November 17, 2010.

“African Americans and Jim Crow,” Chaired session at Social Science History Association annual meeting, November 17, 2010.

“Power and Place: Locating the Politics of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in 20th Century Chicago,” Chaired session at Social Science History Association annual meeting, November 17, 2010.

“German Immigrants and American Pluralism,” Chaired session at Organization of American Historians annual meeting, April 2010.

“Race, Rights and Reproduction in America,” Discussant for session at Social Science History Association annual meeting, November 2009.

“Equatorial Guinea in Historical Perspective,” Moderator at Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on the 40th Anniversary of its Independence from Spain, Hofstra University, April 2, 2009.

“Historical & Social Constructions of Race,” Discussant for session at Social Science History Association annual meeting, November 2007.

“Ethnic Relations in US Cities,” Discussant in paper session at Urban History Association annual meeting, October 2006.

Invited Presentations

“Slavery by Another Name” participated in roundtable discussion at Montclair State University on November 11, 2013 

“Revolution 67” participated in roundtable discussion at Montclair State University on November 11, 2011.

"Negotiating the Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in South Carolina at Mid-Nineteenth Century" participated in the Race in America program at East Stroudsburg University, February 16, 2011.

“The Unsanitary City: Mapping Morbidity in Charleston, South Carolina, 1850-1880” presented to the Montclair State University, Geography Department Seminar Series, October 27, 2009.

“Race and Mortality in Charleston, South Carolina, 1880,” Phi Alpha Theta Annual Award Ceremony, Cohen Lounge, spring 2009.

“Teaching American History—Methods and Resources,” Amistad Commission Conference, Montclair State University, August 8, 2008.

“African-Americans in Modern America,” Amistad Commission Conference, Montclair State University, August 1, 2007.

“Teaching African-American History through Geography” presented at Institute for the Humanities, Montclair State University, Black History Program, February 8, 2007. 

“Persistence: Trends in African American Social and Cultural History” presented at Institute for the Humanities, MSU, Black History Program, February 7, 2006.

"Grading Essays" presented at the Third Annual Seminar for New Teaching Assistants at the University of Texas at Austin, Center for Teaching Effectiveness, September 6, 2003.

“Balancing Teaching and Research in Graduate School” presented at the Third Annual Seminar for Experienced TAs at the University of Texas at Austin, Center for Teaching Effectiveness, January 25, 2003.

Miscellaneous Presentations

“Raising Student Interest in the United States History Survey:  Teaching Race and Ethnicity in the Secondary Schools” presented at the 2003 Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, April 18, 2003.

“Graduate Students Discuss the AHA Preparing Future Faculty Project” presented at the 2003 American Historical Association Annual Conference, January 5, 2003.

“Interviewing at the American Historical Association annual meeting” presented to Preparing Future Faculty session, Department of History, Florida State University, January 16, 2002.

“Teaching Multicultural History in Florida’s Secondary Schools while adhering to the Sunshine State Standards: A Practical Guide for Beginning Teachers” presented at the 2001 Southeast World History Association Annual Meeting, October 6, 2001.

“The American Historical Association Presents: Preparing Future Faculty in Florida” presented at the Florida Conference of Historians, March 1, 2001.

“German Immigrants in Charleston, South Carolina” to Department of History, Florida State University, Department Lecture Series, April 11, 2001.

Courses Taught

African Americans in the Nineteenth Century U.S. South
The New South
Digital History
Historical Geography of the United States
Urban America, 1880 to Present
American Suburbia
The Civil War Era, 1820-1877 (undergraduate and graduate)
Immigration and Ethnic History, pre-contact to present
Formative Period in American History, 1783-1840
United States History, first half of survey (to 1865)
United States History, second half of survey (1865 to present)
New Interpretations (graduate level)

Geographic Information Systems & Statistics Training

Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Modeling for the Undergraduate Social Science Curriculum, Ohio State University (June 2007).
Geographic Information Systems, Penn State University (June 2006).
Advanced Historical Demography, Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan (July 19-August 18, 2006).

Service to the Department, College & University

Chapter Adviser, Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society, 2011-2014
Departmental Steward, American Federation of Teachers Local 1904, 2011-Present
Local negotiations Team, American Federation of Teachers Local 1904, 2011-2012
Teacher Education Policy Committee (CTEPC), CHSS, Montclair State University, 2005-2012
Teacher Education Policy Committee (TEPC), CEHS, Montclair State University, 2005-1012
African American Studies Advisory Board, 2008-Present
Institute for Humanities Advisory Board, 2008-2013
University Graduate Teacher Education Policy Committee (GTEPC), CEHS, MSU, 2008-2012
CAAL Advising, Montclair State University, fall and spring semesters, 2005-2012
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, CHSS, 2006-2007, 2009-2011
Praxis Exam Review Sessions, 2005-2012
Graduate Program Open Houses, 2005-2013
New Student Orientation, 2005-2012
Participant, Teachers for a New Era Learning Network NJ/NY, February 9, 2007
Participant, Provost’s Series on University Teaching and Learning, 2008-2009
Participant, Research Academy for University Learning Workshops, 2008-2009

Professional Service

Reviewed book proposal, Routledge, September 2014.
H-Net Council, elected to five year term beginning fall 2013.
Book Review Editor, Journal of American Ethnic History, May 2011-Present.
List Editor, H-Death, H-Net List, 2010-Present.
Refereed Article-length Manuscripts for Journal of the Civil War Era (2013), Historical Methods (2011), Citizenship Studies (2009), and Social Science History (2009).
Refereed Grant Proposal for the British Economic & Social Research Council (2009).
Race & Ethnicity Network Coordinator, Social Science History Association, fall 2005-fall 2010
Newsletter Editor, Urban History Association, May 2005-January 2009

Consulting

Curriculum Development, Clifton Public Schools, fall 2009.
Reviewer, Teaching American History Grant, United States DOE, spring 2009.
Reader, AP US History Exam, Louisville KY, June 2008, June 2009, June 2013.
History methods workshops for teachers, Weslaco ISD Summer Institute May 31-June 3, 2005.
Led Teaching American History Grant workshops for Weslaco K-12 teachers, 2003-2005.
Curriculum Development, Manhattan Hunter Science High School, 2004-2005.
Teaching American History Grant workshops for Region I teachers, June 22 and June 24, 2004.
Directed Teaching American History Grant, Summer Institute for Weslaco ISD, June 1-4, 2004.
Social Studies Textbook contributor, Houghton Mifflin, fall 2003.

Professional Organizations

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Southern Historical Association
Immigration and Ethnic History Association
South Carolina Historical Society
Social Science History Association

Languages

German Reading Knowledge
Intermediate Spanish Conversation

References

Walter D. Kamphoefner, Professor of History, Texas A&M University, (979) 862-1314, waltkamp@tamu.edu

Elna Green, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, San Jose State University, (408) 924-2450, elna.green@sjsu.edu

Mark H. Rose, Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University, (954) 236-1112, mrose@fau.edu