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Nancy Stockton
  • Graduate Fellow 2009-2010


Nancy Stockton is a doctoral candidate in American History, writing her dissertation, “All Along the Watchtower: The Feminine Contours of White Supremacy in New Orleans, 1877-1914” under the direction of Professor Randy J. Sparks. Her research interests include the cultural and social history of women in the South, with a special focus on the relationship between class and race. In addition, she studies the influence of religion on southern women and her dissertation addresses the ethical implications of institutionalized racism in the South.

She recently had an essay published in South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Marjorie Spruill, Valinda Littlefield, and Joan Marie Johnson, eds. (University of Georgia Press, 2009).

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.