Dr. Andrew Fialka

Assistant Professor

Dr. Andrew Fialka
Room 271, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Georgia (2018)
  • MA, West Virginia University (2013)
  • BA, University of Missouri (2010)

Areas of Expertise

American Civil War, 19th and 20th Century U.S., Guerrilla War, Digital Humanities, Geographic Information Systems

Biography

I work on digital humanities projects relating to the American Civil War, guerrilla war, and death in the nineteenth century. In 2012, I worked as a National Park Service park ranger and continually seek to bring history to life for the American public. In addition to my academic career, I work as a drummer, recently recording albums with Athens, GA bands The Salt Flats and Polar Waves.

Publications

"Federal Eyes: How the Union Saw Kentucky's Civil War," Ohio Valley History (Special Guerrilla Issue, in progress)

"Guerrillas in the Archive: Kentucky's Irregular War through the Governor's Eyes," Register of the Kentucky Historical Socety 116, no. 2 (Spring 2018): 209-236

"A Spatial Approach to Civil War Missouri's Domestic Supply Line," in The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War, Barton A. Myers & Brian D. McKnight, eds...

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"Federal Eyes: How the Union Saw Kentucky's Civil War," Ohio Valley History (Special Guerrilla Issue, in progress)

"Guerrillas in the Archive: Kentucky's Irregular War through the Governor's Eyes," Register of the Kentucky Historical Socety 116, no. 2 (Spring 2018): 209-236

"A Spatial Approach to Civil War Missouri's Domestic Supply Line," in The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War, Barton A. Myers & Brian D. McKnight, eds. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017)

"Controlled Chaos: Spatiotemporal Patterns within Missouri's Irregular Civil War," in The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth, Joseph M. Beilein, Jr. & Matthew C. Hulbert, eds. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015)

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Research / Scholarly Activity

Fugitive Federals - A Digital Humanities Investigation of Escaped Union Prisoners

Of Methods and Madness - A Spatial History Approach to the Civil War's Guerrilla Violence

CSI: Dixie - The View from the American South's County Coroner's Offices, 1800-1900