Amanda Mushal

Assistant Professor

427A Capers Hall

Amanda Mushal specializes in the history of the Old South. She earned her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research examines the role of honor in the commercial culture of the antebellum South.

Dr. Mushal is a contributor to The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century, and A Matter of Honor: Essays on Southern Character and American Identity (University of South Carolina Press, forthcoming). She has worked on several projects for the Virginia Center for Digital History, including the digitization of the annual bibliography of slavery and slaving published as a supplement to the Journal of Slavery and Abolition. She is also interested in architectural history and has worked on projects in Charleston, Virginia, and the Caribbean.

In addition to the U.S. and World survey courses, she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on the history of South Carolina, Charleston and the Atlantic World, the Old South, the Early Republic, and historiography. She regularly incorporates historic site visits into her upper-level courses.