Dr. Bristol received his PhD degree in 2002 from the University of Maryland, after earning BA and MA degrees at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His forthcoming book, Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom, is a social history of black barbers between 1750 and 1915. He previously worked as a lecturer at Coppin State College in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Bristol's primary teaching responsibility is on the Gulf Coast Campus.
Dr. Bristol's classes recently participated in an oral history project that preserved the legacy of the 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis. (For more information, see our news section.)