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Kevin Greene

Dr. Kevin Greene

Associate Professor


Kevin Greene is an associate professor of history in the School of Humanities at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he is the Director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage. 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 qualitatively document Mississippi’s history, culture, and heritage in the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition, he is a faculty fellow in the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society where he researches African American experiences in war and society from the first WWI to the present. He teaches courses in American history, African American history, Urban history, World history, Research Methodology, Oral History, and Cultural History.

  • 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
  • Paul B. Johnson Sr. (1940-1943), the New Deal, and the Battle for Free Textbooks in Mississippi, Journal of Mississippi History, 2019
  • Just a Dream: Big Bill Broonzy, the Blues, and Chicago’s Black Metropolis, The Journal of Urban History, 2014
  • The Greatest Music Festival in History, The New York Times , 2017
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

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