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Associate Fellow, Dr Lydia Plath



Lydia completed her PhD at Warwick in 2009. She is particularly interested in race and racism in the American South, and has written about racial violence. She currently teaches American Studies in the School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University.

She is the secretary of the Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) and is also a member of the American Historical Association, the British Association of American Studies, the Organisation of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association, amongst others.

You can find Lydia on Twitter @lydiaplath, or email

For more information about her research, teaching, and publications, please visit her staff profile at CCCU.