Amanda Bellows is historian of the United States in comparative and transnational perspective. She earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her manuscript, Visualizations of Slavery and Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Era, 1861-1915, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Global Slavery, Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of the Civil War Era, the Southern Humanities Review, the New York Times, Talking Points Memo, and the books New York Times Disunion: A History of the Civil War and Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation.
Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
M.A. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
B.A. in History and Political Science, Middlebury College, 2008
Member of the American Historical Association (2010-present)
Member of the Organization of American Historians (2016-present)
Member of the Southern Historical Association (2010-present)
Member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (2010-present)
Member of the Society of Civil War Historians (2013-present)
Member, Historians against Slavery (2015-present)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“Post-Emancipation Representations of Serfs, Peasants, Slaves, and Freedpeople in Russian and American National Art, 1861—1905.” New Literary Observer/Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 6/2016: 7-25
“Selling Servitude, Captivating Consumers: Images of Bondsmen in American and Russian Advertisements, 1880—1915.” Journal of Global Slavery, 1/1: 72-112 (2016).
“No Language Like Song,” in Disunion: Modern Scholars and Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln’s Election to tehe Emancipation Proclamation. Edited by Ted Widmer. New York: New York Times and Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013, 205-208.
"150 Cheers for the 14th Amendment," New York Times, July 9, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/opinion/14th-amendment-african-americans-citizenship.html
“The First Great African-American Filmmaker: Before Spike Lee and John Singleton, there was Oscar Micheaux,” Talking Points Memo, August 18, 2016, http://talkingpointsmemo.com/longform/oscar-micheaux-african-american-film-makers
“How the Civil War Created College Football,” New York Times, January 2, 2016, http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/01/how-the-civil-war-created-college-football/
“Author, Author!” New York Times, March 16, 2016, http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/author-author/
“No Language Like Song,” New York Times, September 16, 2011, http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/no-language-like-song/
Research interests: U.S. history in comparative and transnational perspective, slavery/emancipation, memory, and popular culture.
African Am. Hist. since 1865 (Spring 2020)
First Year Seminar
Identity in Modern America (Open Campus)
Identity in Modern America
Independent Senior Project
Independent Study (Spring 2020)
Public History in NYC
Soc for US Intell. Hist. Conf
Word & Image: African Am. Hist (Spring 2019)