Director of Diane D. Blair Center for Southern Politics and Society
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
Angie Maxwell is the Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society and is the Diane D. Blair Associate Professor of Southern Studies in the Political Science Department at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas, Austin, and is the co-chair of the Politics and Policy Caucus of the American Studies Association.
She is the author of The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) which won the V. O. Key Award for Best Book in Southern Politics. She is also the co-editor of Unlocking V. O. Key, Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-first Century (University of Arkansas Press, 2011) and The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-first Century South (Louisiana State University Press, 2012), and the editor of the new edition of Ralph McGill’s A Church, A School (University of South Carolina Press, 2012). Her articles have appeared in Southern Cultures, Presidential Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Black Studies, American Behavioral Scientist, Race and Social Problems, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Social Science Quarterly, and The Southern Quarterly. She is currently working on a new book, entitled The Long Southern Strategy, for Oxford University Press.