Faculty

Dr. Clay Cooper

Lecturer

Dr. Clay Cooper
615-898-2646
Room 224-A, Peck Hall (PH)

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Florida (2014)
  • M.A., University of Florida (2010)
  • B.A., Furman University, SC (2008)

Areas of Expertise

U.S. South
Gender
Civil War and Reconstruction
History of Education

Biography

I am a historian of the nineteenth-century South with interests in social, cultural, and intellectual history. My research centers on the intersections of race and masculinity in higher education, specifically focusing on the experiences of African American, Native American, and white students in the South from 1820 to 1900.

Selected Awards
Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 2012
Archie K. Davis Research Fellowship, No...

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I am a historian of the nineteenth-century South with interests in social, cultural, and intellectual history. My research centers on the intersections of race and masculinity in higher education, specifically focusing on the experiences of African American, Native American, and white students in the South from 1820 to 1900.

Selected Awards
Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 2012
Archie K. Davis Research Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society, 2012
Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida, 2008-2011

Works in Progress
I am currently working on an article entitled “I Will Stand up and Fight like a Man: Masculinity and Southern Higher Education in the Civil War.” I am also in the process of turning my dissertation, “The Flower of Southern Manhood: Race and Masculinity in Southern Higher Education, 1820-1900,” into a monograph.

Undergraduate Courses Taught
HIST 2010: Survey of United States History I
HIST 2020: Survey of United States History II
HIST 2030: Tennessee History

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 898-2631

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631