Glenn M. McNair
Associate Professor of History
O'Connor House 205
740-427-5762 fax email@example.com
Glenn M. McNair joined the Department of History in the Fall of 2001, completing a transition from law-enforcement officer to academic. Prior to entering graduate school he had been employed as a police officer and special agent with the United States Treasury Department. These experiences in law enforcement have inspired and informed his research agenda, which focuses on relations between African Americans and the criminal justice system. In teaching African American history, McNair attempts to explore what it means to be black in America and to foster student appreciation of the centrality of the African American experience to American social, political, cultural and intellectual life.
Areas of Expertise
Civil rights, slavery and Southern history, criminal justice history, African American political and intellectual culture, dynamics of American identity formation
Ph. D., Emory University
M. A., Georgia College and State University
B. S., Savannah State University
Editor, Georgia Historical Quarterly
Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia's Criminal Justice System (University
of Virginia Press, 2009).
"Slave Women, Capital Crime and Criminal Justice in Georgia," Georgia Historical Quarterly (Summer 2009)
"Pawns in a White Man's Political Game: The Political Seduction of Black America," in Charles McKinney and Dwain Pruitt, eds., Looking Back: Lessons and Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement (Forthcoming).
"The Elijah Burritt Affair: David Walker's Appeal and Partisan Journalism in Antebellum Milledgeville" (Georgia Historical Quarterly).
Several book reviews in scholarly journals and numerous articles in local and national newspapers on the trials of slaves.
HIST 175 Early African-American History
HIST 176 Contemporary African-American History
HIST 310 The Civil War
HIST 312 African Americans in the Age of Jim Crow
HIST 380 African American History through Fiction and Film
HIST 397 Jr Honors Practice & Theory
HIST 411 The Civil Rights Era
HIST 412 Race, Politics, and Public Policy