Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery Joins History Department as Second Cahoon Family Professor of American History

Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, an acclaimed historian and documentary film producer, has been named the second Cahoon Family Professor of American History in the History Department. Lowery, a member of the Lumbee tribe, examines Native culture, identity and migration through an array of scholarly and artistic forms.

She has published two books: The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (UNC Press, 2018) and the award-winning Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation (UNC Press, 2010). She has received fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sundance Institute, and the Ford Foundation, among others. She has produced documentary films, including the Peabody Award-winning A Chef’s Life (5 seasons on PBS), the Emmy-nominated Private Violence, and two shorts that premiered at Sundance. Lowry was also recently elected to join the Society of American Historians and to the board of the American Council of Learned Societies.

She is currently Professor in the History Department at UNC-Chapel Hill and the director of UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South. She will join the Emory History Department this coming fall. Read more about Dr. Lowery and the Cahoon Professorships via the Emory News Center’s profile, “Malinda Maynor Lowery named second Cahoon Family Professor in Emory College.”