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Kevin Greene

Dr. Kevin Greene

Associate Professor


Kevin Greene is Nina Bell Suggs assistant professor of history in the School of Humanities, Director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, and a fellow in the Dale Center for the Study of war and Society. Through the Center, Dr. Greene is currently the principal investigator for the Mississippi Oral History Project, a research initiative funded by the Mississippi state legislature to document Mississippi’s culture and heritage in the 20th and 21st centuries. He teaches courses in American history, African American history, Urban history, World history, Research Methodology, Oral History, and Cultural History. He is the author of The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy, a cultural and intellectual examination of William “Big Bill” Broonzy with the University of North Carolina Press for their catalog in African American Studies.

  • PHD - University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2011)
  • MA - East Carolina University (2003)
  • BA - Northern Vermont University (2000)
  • The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy, 2018
  • We Never Get to Be Men:’ Big Bill Broonzy, Black Consciousness, and WWI’s Returning Black Veterans, Black Veterans, Politics, and Civil Rights in Twentieth Century America: Closing Ranks, 2019
  • Just a Dream: Big Bill Broonzy, the Blues, and Chicago’s Black Metropolis, The Journal of Urban History, 2014
  • Paul B. Johnson Sr. (1940-1943), the New Deal, and the Battle for Free Textbooks in Mississippi, Journal of Mississippi History, 2019
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Twentieth Century US History, African American History, Music History, Oral History