Areas of Expertise

Our combined research experience and practice have ranged over the following areas:

  • Alabama history
  • American history and literature
  • American medical history
  • American South
  • American women’s history
  • Appalachian regional history, culture, and development
  • Blue Ridge Parkway history and policy
  • Clinical social work
  • Country music
  • Cultural policy
  • Cultural representation and presentation
  • Cultural resources management
  • Digital history
  • Documentary film
  • Environmental history
  • Ethnography
  • Folklore / folklife
  • History of technology
  • Latin American history
  • National Parks history
  • New Deal period
  • Nicaraguan cultural / social history
  • North Carolina history
  • Politics of culture
  • Public history
  • Regional economic development
  • Tourism development
  • Traditional music

Additionally, David is bilingual in Spanish and has done extensive archival work in Spanish-language sources.