Ph.D., Emory University, 2008
Robin Conner received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2008. She studies nineteenth-century American history, with an emphasis on gender and the American West. Her primary research investigates the formation and contestation of gender and class identities within post-Civil War Western military garrisons. She has received research awards from the Henry E. Huntington Library, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, the Coalition for Western Women’s History, and the U.S. Army Military History Institute. In addition, she has also begun an exploration of fan culture and imagined pasts in twentieth-century American drive-in theaters. She is the co-author of “Starlit Screens: Preserving Place and Public at Drive-In Theaters,” Southern Spaces (October 2008). She is currently working on an article on domestic violence in the late-nineteenth-century Army.
“Starlit Screens: Preserving Place and Public at Drive-In Theaters,” co-author with Paul Johnson, Southern Spaces (October 2008).