The UTC Department of History is comprised of distinguished faculty members whose scholarship and teaching contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a variety of fields.

Check out some of their recent accomplishments below.


Faculty Scholarship and Publications

Tucker Adkins, a UTC History Department graduate, current instructor, and doctoral candidate at the Florida State University, published an article entitled “New Birth, New World: Evangelical Space in Eighteenth-Century New England” in Fides et Historia, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 2021), pp. 15-36.

Dr. Edward Brudney, assistant professor in the History Department, published a chapter entitled “‘En defensa de nuestras fuentes de trabajo’: Replanteando la legalidad autoritaria y la resistencia obrera durante el Proceso de Reorganización Nacional,” which appeared in the book Clase obrera y dictadura cívico-militar. Nuevos estudios sobre conflictividad y cambios estructurales, edited by Luciana Zorzoli and Juan Pedro Massano, published by Editorial A Contracorriente (Raleigh, NC), and distributed by University of North Carolina Press.

Dr. Fang Yu Hu, assistant professor in the History Department, was interviewed by the East Asia for All podcast about the depictions of Japanese imperialism in Taiwan on film.  Read more about the film and interview from East Asia for All here and see the full post with video clips and listen to the podcast here.  Dr. Hu also contributed to the Primary Sources on Taiwan website.

Dr. Mark Johnson, lecturer in the History Department, published a monograph entitled  Rough Tactics: Black Performance in Political Spectacles, 1877-1932 (University Press of Mississippi, 2021).  Listen to the interview Dr. Johnson did about the book with the New Books Network here.  Dr. Johnson is currently working on a cultural history of bacon, and was featured in an article about pork’s changing reputation published by Vice.

Dr. Kira Robison, associate professor in the History Department, published a review of the book Michelangelo’s Inner Anatomies, which appeared in the journal ISIS (112.3).

Dr. Annie Tracy Samuel, assistant professor in the History Department, completed a monograph entitled The Unfinished History of the Iran-Iraq War: Faith, Firepower, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, which will be published in the fall by Cambridge University Press.


Faculty Awards

Dr. Kira Robison, associate professor in the History Department, and Dr. Michael Thompson, UC Foundation Associate Professor and History Department Head, were two of the four UTC professors selected for UT Alumni Association Faculty Awards. Winners of the awards are selected by colleagues and alumni of the four universities that make up the UT system—UTC, UT Knoxville, UT Martin and the Health Science Center at Memphis. “The faculty awards are extremely meaningful because it’s chosen from across the campus. It gives the individual inspiration to maintain good and positive work,” said Jamie Harvey, associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Services and past president of the UTC Faculty Senate.  “I am deeply humbled to receive this recognition from the UTAA,” Dr. Thompson, who won the Alumni Public Service Award, said. “It is a privilege and honor to serve the UTC and Chattanooga communities, and I accept this award on behalf of my colleagues in the UTC History Department and their many impactful acts of public service.”  Dr. Robison won the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award.

Dr. Julia Cummiskey, assistant professor in the History Department, and Dr. John Swanson, Guerry Professor and History Department faculty member, were among the 2020-21 College of Arts and Sciences award winners.  Dr. Cummiskey earned recognition for Outstanding Teaching in General Education, and Dr. Swanson was named Grants Person of the Year.

Camille Goldmon, instructor in the History Department and a PhD candidate at Emory University, was awarded a 2021 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

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