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Grace E. Hale

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
283 Nau Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.B.A. University of Georgia, 1986
M.A. University of Georgia, 1991
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1995
The Lyncher in the Family: Reckoning with the Southern Past
Source: Carnegie Corporation of New York
August 01, 2018 – August 31, 2019
AS-HIST Participatory Media
Source: U.S. Nfah - Nat'L Endowment For The Humanities
January 01, 2016 – June 30, 2018
AS-HIST Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Cecilia Marquez
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
July 01, 2015 – May 01, 2016
EGMT 1510: Aesthetic Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to identify, describe, and analyze aesthetic phenomena, understand the social role and ongoing evolution of human creative expression, and develop their own approach to creative expression.
AMST 2001: Introduction to American Studies
Credits: 3
This course introduces students to American Studies, the interdisciplinary study of US culture. Students will be exposed to the three main categories of American Studies methods, historical analysis, close analysis, and fieldwork and to a broad variety of cultural forms, including films, photographs, music, sermons, journalism, fiction, speeches, court decisions, government documents, and web-based materials including social media sites.
HIUS 3232: The South in the Twentieth Century
Credits: 3
Studies the history of the South from 1900 to the present focusing on class structure, race relations, cultural traditions, and the question of southern identity.
HIUS 4559: New Course in United States History
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of United States history.
AMST 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
An elective course for American Studies majors who have completed AMST 3001-3002. Students will work with an American Studies faculty member to support the student's own research. Topics vary, and must be approved by the Program Director. Prerequisite: AMST 3001, 3002, Instructor Consent.
AMST 4998: Distinguished Majors Program Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Students spend the fall semester of their 4th years working closely with a faculty advisor to conduct research and begin writing their Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) thesis.
HIUS 7659: Twentieth Century US Cultural Hisory
Credits: 3
This readings course introduces graduate students to the theory, methods, and historiography of cultural history through a survey of key texts in twentieth century US history.
HIUS 8559: New Course in United States History
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of United States history.
ENGL 8570: Studies in American Literature
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. For more details please visit the department website at
HIST 8999: Research in History
Credits: 1–12
For master's essay and other research carried out prior to advancement to candidacy, taken under the supervision of the student's adviser.
HIST 9962: General Exam Preparation
Credits: 3
In this course, students will prepare for the general examination under the guidance of a faculty examiner. During the course, the student will identify relevant readings; complete and review those readings; and explore the larger questions raised by those readings and their fields more generally.
HIST 9964: Master's Essay Revision
Credits: 3
This course is intended for PhD candidates to revise their master's essays for publication under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. It is typically taken in first semester of the second year of study.
HIST 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.