J. Vincent Lowery

J. Vincent Lowery

Associate Professor

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Professor Vince Lowery joined the Humanities Department in 2009 after teaching at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for two years. He completed his doctoral studies in History at the University of Mississippi in 2008. He began teaching African American History and Ethnic Studies courses at UW-Green Bay, but he has since branched out thanks to the freedom that the university provides faculty members. His course offerings have expanded to include classes on US Immigration History, the current focus of his research. He has written a variety of pieces of related to immigration programs in the turn-of-the-century US South, and he is currently working on an article on the relationship between these programs and US immigration law.

He also offers a variety of courses on Science Fiction. His SF courses allowed him to lead students through the experience of thinking critically about the greatest television show ever: Doctor Who! Over the last year he has been developing a course on imagined Futures in literature, film, and television, which he is excited to offer as part of the GPS program this fall. When not in the classroom, Professor Lowery spends his time exploring Northeast Wisconsin with his wife and son. Much of his time in the last 18 months has been spent on the diamond, rekindling his love of baseball by coaching his son.


US History since 1865, African American History, The New South, Cultural History

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

  • "Another Species of Race Discord": Race, Desirability, and the North Carolina Immigration Movement of the Early Twentieth Century, "Journal of American Ethnic History 34, no. 2 (Winter 2016)
  • "Paul Leland Haworth: The ''Black Republican'' in the Old Chief's Court" in Looking Back Without Anger: New Appraisals of "the Dunning School" and Its Contributions to the Study of American History co edited with John David Smith (University Press of Kentucky, 2013)
  • "The Transatlantic Dreams of the Port City Prophet: The Rural Reform Campaign of Hugh MacRae," North Carolina Historical Review 90 (July 2013): 288-324
    * Awarded the 2012 R.D.W. Connor Award for Best Article in the North Carolina Historical Review by the Historical Society of North Carolina
  • Book Reviews for Journal of Southern History, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Agricultural History, Florida Historical Quarterly, Georgia Historical Quarterly, North Carolina Historical Review, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
  • Grants, Fellowships, and Awards from the UW-Green Bay Research Council, the UW-Green Bay Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, the Wisconsin Institute on Race and Ethnicity, the North Caroliniana Society, the University of South Carolina Institute for Southern Studies, and the John T. Nolen Fund
  • Conference Presentations at the Agricultural History Society Meeting, Indiana Association the Social Science History Association Conference, the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Meeting, the Conference on Race, Labor and Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation South, and the Southern Industrialization Project Meeting
  • Invited Presentations at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, the Neville Public Museum, the Wisconsin Academy for the Study of American History, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington


B.A., James Madison University; M.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Ph.D., University of Mississippi