Assistant Professor and Director of the Public History Center

Biography

Fields of Study:  Public History, The American South, Post-Civil War

Dr. Brock is working with Mr. Tigner Rand to preserve the rich history of the Antioch A.M.E. Church in Stone Mountain as part of the Antioch A.M.E. History Project, a partnership between Antioch A.M.E. Church, the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, Agnes Scott College, and Georgia Humanities Council.  She is co-editor (with Daniel Vivian) of Leisure, Plantations, and the Making of the New South:  The Sporting Plantations of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Red Hills Region, 1900-1940 (Lexington Books, 2015).  Dr. Brock is also currently working on a book manuscript, based on her dissertation research, that will examine the development of a northern hunting colony in the Red Hills region, a 40 mile stretch of land in southwest Georgia and northern Florida, and its impact on land use, African American labor, and game laws in the state of Georgia. 

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., History, University of Georgia, 2002
  • M.A., Historical Administration and Public History, Florida State University, 2005
  • Ph.D., Public History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
  • Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Management, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, 2015