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Hollie Pich, University of Sydney
Hollie Pich is a doctoral candidate in history at The University of Sydney, working on a dissertation entitled “Accommodating Jim Crow: Black Memphis and the Color Line, 1905 – 1939.” During the 2018 fall semester she will take up an Endeavour Research Fellowship at Duke University.
Hollie is a social historian of 19th and 20th century United States, with a particular interest in race, gender, and the legal system in the American South. You can find her on twitter at @Hollie_Pich
Samuel Watts, University of Melbourne
Samuel Watts is a doctoral candidate in history at The University of Melbourne, writing a thesis entitled “Reconstructed Lives: African Americans in Charleston and New Orleans, after the Civil War.” Sam’s current research focuses on the politics of race, gender and everyday spaces in the Nineteenth Century American South, but he is broadly interested in the historical legacies of racism and racial discourse in the US, Australia and beyond.