GLENN MCNAIR

Kenyon College, History Department

104 Wiggin Street, Gambier, OH 43022

(740) 427-5325

E-Mail: mcnairg@kenyon.edu

 

EMPLOYMENT

Kenyon College

Assistant Professor of African American History

EDUCATION

Emory University

Ph.D, American History, 2001

Dissertation: "Justice Bound: Aframericans, Crime and Criminal Justice in Georgia,

1751-1865"

Dissertation Advisor: James L. Roark

Georgia College & State University

MA, History, 1996

Thesis: "The Trials of Slaves in Baldwin County, Georgia, 1812-1838"

Thesis Advisor: Robert Wilson III

Savannah State University

BS, Criminal Justice, 1988

Magna Cum Laude

PUBLICATIONS

Review of Slavery, Secession and Southern History, edited by Robert Louis Pacquette and Louis

A. Ferleger, Alabama Review, October 2002

"The Elijah Burritt Affair: David Walker's Appeal and Partisan Journalism in Antebellum

Milledgeville," Georgia Historical Quarterly, Fall 1999

Numerous articles in local and national newspapers on the trials of slaves

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

"Slave Women, Crime and Criminal Justice in Georgia," a paper to be presented at the University

of Georgia Conference on Southern Womenís History, Athens, Georgia, June 2003

"He Can Only Be Reached Through His Body: African Americans and Theories of Punishment

in the Old South," a paper to be presented at the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, November 2002 (Served as organizer of this panel on African Americans, Crime and Criminal Justice in the South)

"The African American Experience and Americaís Master Historical Narrative," a workshop

conducted as part of the Crossroads Project in African and African American Studies, Kenyon College, May 2002

"Justice in Black and White: Slavery and Criminal Justice in Bibb County, Georgia," a paper

presented as the New Town Lecture sponsored by Macon State College, April 2001

"Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Question of Identity Among Elite Blacks of the Old

South," a seminar conducted at Georgia College & State University, Southern Cultures Seminar Series, February 2000

"Justice Bound: African-Americans, Crime and Criminal Justice in Georgia," a paper presented

at the Beach Institute of African-American Culture, Savannah, Georgia, October 1999

"Slavery and the Meaning of Freedom in American History," a seminar conducted at the

Environmental and Historical Concepts Workshop, Old Governorís Mansion, Milledgeville, Georgia, July 1999

"The Trials of Slaves in Baldwin County, Georgia, 1812-1838," a paper presented as the Julia

Flisch Open Court Lecture, Georgia College & State University, December 1998

"The Trials of Slaves in Baldwin County, Georgia, 1812-1838," a paper presented as the Georgia

Historical Society Spring Lecture, Georgia Historical Society, February 1998

"The Use of Runaway Advertisements in Historical Research," a seminar conducted at the

Environmental and Historical Concepts Workshop, Old Governorís Mansion, Milledgeville, Georgia, February 1998

"The Evolution of Slavery and African-American Culture in Georgia," a paper delivered at the

Environmental and Historical Concepts Workshop, Old Governorís Mansion, Milledgeville, Georgia, January 1997

PROFESSIONAL CONSULATIONS

On-air commentator for the Georgia Public Television broadcast of the documentary "Africans in

America," March 1999

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS AND AWARDS

Emory Minority Graduate Fellow (Distinguished Fellowship), Emory University, 1996-2001

William Bacon Stevens Award, 1999-2000 (Best student article published in the Georgia

Historical Quarterly)

William Ivy Hair Award as Outstanding History Scholar, Georgia College & State University,

1996

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Affiliated Faculty Member, The Ohio State University Criminal Justice Research Center

The Organization of American Historians

The Southern Historical Association

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

United States Treasury Department, Special Agent, 1989-1996

Distinguished Graduate, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms National Academy, 1990

Secret Service Protective Detail of President William Jefferson Clinton, 1992-1993

Secret Service Protective Detail of Vice President Albert Gore, Jr., 1992-1993

U.S. Treasury Special Act Award (Two-time recipient)

Savannah Police Department, Police Officer, 1984-1988

Valedictorian, Savannah Regional Police Academy, 1984