At the premiere of The Neutral Ground, Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, June 19, 2021. Photo credit: Bree Nieves

I’ve given dozens of interviews, especially since the Charleston Massacre of 2015, mostly on the issue of Confederate monuments. Many of these have been for international publications ranging from The Guardian (UK) to Asahi Shimbun (Tokyo, Japan).  I’ve also given interviews with national media outlets such as Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and so many others. Radio interviews are also in the dozens.  I can no longer keep up with them on my website, so Google is where you’ll find most of them.   Thank you.

Would there have been a debate over the Confederate flag 100 years ago?” a video chat with The Civil War Monitor, September 18, 2015.

Hillbilly Ingenuity: Tourism & Souvenirs,” in South Writ Large, August 10, 2015

Discussion of southern identity on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR News with Kerri Miller), July 29, 2015

Quoted in Charlotte Observer article “Defaced Memorial Stirred Controversy from the Beginning,” July 24, 2015

Quoted in the Wall Street Journal article “Confederate-Symbol Backlash Grows,” July 9, 2015

Blog for the Huffington Post Confederate Monuments Don’t Belong on the Landscapes of Government,” June 30, 2015.

I appear in a discussion of the Confederate battle flag on Georgia Public Broadcasting June 30, 2015

Quoted in Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of the leading German daily newspapers, regarding the Confederate battle flag. June 25, 2015

The Southern Foodways Alliance hosts a podcast series called “Gravy.”  In this episode on Fried Chicken, I appear at around 18:00 minutes. June 18, 2015

My Heritage Tourism Class went to Charleston and here’s the article.  April 21, 2015

A shout out to Pop South AHA Member Spotlight: David Vivian, July 30, 2014

Writer Searching for Goat Castle Details,” Natchez Democrat, July 17, 2014

Pop South mentioned in “Dear Mr. Kristof: A Letter from a Public Intellectual,” Tenured Radical, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 18, 2014

Interviewed by Voice of Russia about the South and the Government Shutdown, October 16, 2013

Op-ed on AMERICAblog, “Please Stop Blaming the South for the Government Shutdown,” October 14, 2013

Interviewed for “Cotillions and Etiquette Schools,” WFAE Radio 90.7, October 7, 2013

New Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2013-2014; Related:  Inside Charlotte, May 8, 2012

Quoted in ‘Duck Dynasty’: Why is this show so popular?, San Jose Mercury, March 27, 2013

Visit to Clark University in Worcester, Mass. “Noted Southern Historian Karen L. Cox to Deliver Lecture at Clark,” March 20, 2013

Quoted in “The South Still Lies About the Civil War,” in, March 16, 2013

Interviewed and quoted by the Los Angeles Times,”Rednecks translate to greenbacks on TV,”  March 10, 2013

CBC Radio–Day 6 with Brent Bambury, January 11, 2013

Hal Ginsberg Talk Show, KRXA 540 AM, Carmel Valley, CA, November 19, 2012

Op-ed mentioned on The History News Network, November 19, 2012

Op-ed mentioned in The Maddow Blog (Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC), Blue-dot Democrats part red sea, November 19, 2012

A New Southern Strategy,” New York Times, November 18, 2012

What’s the Problem with Uncle Poodle: A Queer Historian and Her Critics,” Tenured Radical, The Chronicle of Higher Education Blog Network, October 13, 2012

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, Y’all,” New York Times, October 4, 2012

Southern Hospitality and What it Means to be Hospitable,” Charlotte Talks, WFAE 90.7, Sept. 21, 2012

Whistling Past Dixie–Hosting the DNC is Bad Southern Strategy,” HuffPost Live, Sept. 2012

State Spends on Reality TV Airtime,” Houma Today, Jan. 28, 2012

“Eyes on the South,” Greensboro News and Record, Jan. 9, 2012

Several short radio interviews on the South in pop culture with Demetri Ravanos, WPTF 850 AM (Raleigh, NC), 2012

Kentucky’s Turtleman join’s TV’s wave of ‘hixploitation’ oddities,” Louisville Journal-Courier, Oct. 20, 2011

Dreaming of Dixie,” C-Span, Sept. 19, 2011

The South Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie,” Op-ed, Sunday Review, New York Times, Sept. 18, 2011

Gone With the Wind as Southern History,” UNC Press Civil War 150 Blog, June 9, 2011

“The South in Pop Culture,” An Idiot With Questions, Podcast, Free on iTunes, June 6, 2012

“Gone With the Wind Still Evokes Strong Feelings,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 2, 2011