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Allison Abra

Dr. Allison Abra

Associate Professor

Bio

Allison Abra is Associate Professor of History and a Fellow in the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society. She is also affiliate faculty in the Women's and Gender Studies Program. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, and her research is concerned with culture, gender, and identity during the era of the two world wars, particularly in Britain and Europe. She is the author of 'Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation, and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50' (Manchester University Press, 2017). Her current book project focuses on gender and emotion in British espionage during World War II. Dr. Abra was recently named the 2019-2021 Blount Professor of Military History. She was also the 2018-2019 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year for Southern Miss. Her first article, “Doing the Lambeth Walk: Novelty Dances and the British Nation” was awarded the Duncan Tanner Essay Prize by the journal 20th Century British History.

  • PHD - Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2009)

History102: World Civilizations from 1500
History 333: Europe in the 19th Century
History 334: Europe in the 20th Century
History 349: Modern British History
History 415: World War I
History 416/516: World War
History 447/547: Victorian Britain
History 499/599: Anglo-File: History and Culture in the British Isles (study abroad)
History 692: Special Problems in History: “Britain in the 20th Century”
History 732: Graduate Seminar in British History
History 736: Topics in Modern War and Society: “War and Culture in Twentieth-Century Europe”
History 732: Graduate Seminar in British History /736 Topics in Modern War and Society: “Britain at War”
History 722: War Historiography

  • Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation, and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50, 2017
  • "Dancing in the English Style: Professionalisation, Public Preference, and the Evolution of Popular Dance in 1920s Britain", Leisure and Cultural Conflict in Twentieth-Century Britain, 2012
  • "Doing the Lambeth Walk: Novelty Dances and the British Nation", 20th Century British History, 2009
  • American Historical Association
  • North American Conference on British Studies
  • Society for Military History
  • Southern Conference on British Studies

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Contact Me

Liberal Arts Building (LAB) 449 map

Hattiesburg

Email
Allison.AbraFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4333

Areas of Expertise

Modern Britain, Modern Europe, Popular Culture, Women/Gender, War and Society