Anne Boyd

A Nation of Confederacies: Physical Representations of the Lost Cause Mythology Across the United States from World War II to Present Day

  • Title A Nation of Confederacies: Physical Representations of the Lost Cause Mythology Across the United States from World War II to Present Day
  • Office B05
  • Education BA in Political Science and American Culture, University of Michigan
    MA in American Studies, Boston University

Anne is interested in Civil War memory from World War II through present day, as seen through a variety of physical representations including monuments, school-naming practices, and war re-enactments. Her dissertation is primarily focused on how the Lost Cause developed outside of the South, and how heritage organizations such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy adjusted their messaging across time and space. This work sits at the intersection between history, material and visual culture, and popular memory. Anne earned her MA in American Studies from Boston University in 2022, and her BA in American Culture and Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2020.

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