Nancy Bristow

Nancy Bristow

Professor and Chair, History

Nancy Bristow pursues research and teaching in the area of 20th-century American history, with an emphasis on race and social change. She is currently researching state-sanctioned violence against African Americans in the Black Power era of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Under contract with Oxford University Press, she is completing the first piece of this project as a teaching text for the college classroom focused on the shootings that took place on the Jackson State College campus, an historically black campus in Jackson, Mississippi, in May 1970. This work builds on over two decades of teaching African American history, as well as earlier scholarship focused on social cataclysm and American culture, including American Pandemic: Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (2012). She also published the book Making Men Moral: Social Engineering During the Great War (New York University Press, 1996). Bristow serves on the leadership team of the Race and Pedagogy Initiative at University of Puget Sound, is a member of the Organization of American Historians [OAH] and the Southern Historical Association, and is currently serving on the editorial board of the OAH’s magazine, The American Historian.

Education
BA Colorado College 1980
MA University of California, Berkeley 1983
Ph.D University of California, Berkeley 1989
Class
Guide Puget Sound GPS 100-J 2218
Doing History HIST 200-A 2218
US & the War in Vietnam HIST 361-A 2218
Unsolved History SSI1 191-A 2218
Survey of African Amer History HIST 254-A 2224
History of Sport in US Society HIST 375-A 2224

Contact Information

Wyatt 140
email nbristow@pugetsound.edu