Emily Senefeld

Office Hours: On leave 2015-2016

Field & Specialties

20th Century US Cultural History; the South; working-class culture


Ph.D., History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (expected May 2015)

M.A., History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (May 2010)

Thesis: “’I’ll Never Pass Again’: Narratives of Racial Passing in African-American Confession Magazines of the 1950s”

B.A., History, summa cum laude, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee (May 2005)

Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Current Research:

My dissertation examines the history of the Highlander Folk School from 1932 to 1962, with an emphasis on how the school used labor and folk music, as well as dramas and documentary films, as tools for organizing in labor and civil rights. 

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904


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