Katherine Jewell

Economics, History and Political Science School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Katherine Jewell
978.665.3866 Office: Miller Hall 301B
Office Hours
Spring 2024

Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Courses Taught

United States History II (HIST 1500)
Historical Methods (HIST 2000)
U.S. Economic History (HIST 2140)
The American Presidency (HIST 2180)
Honors Seminar in History (HIST 2225)
America in the Nuclear Age, 1945-1968 (HIST 3040)
America Since 1968 (HIST 3050)
Postwar America: 1945-Present (HIST 3120)
U.S. Interwar Period (HIST 3700)
Technology and American Society (HIST 4100)
Senior Seminar in History (HIST 4500)
America Meets the Modern: 1920-1045
Nazism and American Culture
Media and American Politics
Historical Methods
American Studies (AMST 1800)
Introduction to American Studies: The 1980's (AMST 1900)


Ph.D., Boston University (History), 2010
M.A., Boston University (History), 2005
B.A., Vanderbilt University (History and Anthropology Honors), 2001

U.S. Political and Cultural History: 20th century conservatism, southern politics, popular music, media and culture, identity and politics
U.S. Economic History: business history, economic development and policy, the Sunbelt


Jewell, K.R. (2017). Dollars for Dixie: Business and the Transformation of Conservatism in the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press.


Jewell, K.R. (2017). "Worlds Collide: The Boston Marathon Bombing, Historical Thinking, and Empathy." The American Historian12.

Jewell, K.R. (2013). "Selling the Right: Republican Rhetoric and the Shaping of Party and Nation." American Studies Journal52(2), pp. 103-113. doi: 10.1353/ams.2013.0030


Jewell, K.R. (2011). "Gun Cotton: Southern Industry, International Trade, and the Rise of the Republican Party in the 1950's." In G. Feldman (Ed.), Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican (New Perspectives on the History of the South). University of Florida Press.

Book Reviews

Book reviews published in: The Journal of American History, Enterprise and SocietyThe Journal of Southern HistoryJournal of American Ethnic HistoryHistory (U.K.), Tennessee Historical Quarterly, and The Southern Historian.