David Anderson is a historian of the American South with a particular interest in the Lost Cause and American Civil War memory. He has published widely on Confederate defeat, post-Civil War autobiographical life-writing, and Old South Christmas and culinary memories. He has also written for the BBC History Magazine.
David is a Senior Lecturer in American Studies and currently the Program Director for American Studies within the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University. Previously, he was a Teaching Fellow in the History Department at the University of Dundee where he graduated with a First Class MA (Hons) degree in American Studies and History and a PhD in History. David is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
David’s most recent research examines the history of nostalgia, particularly the connection between nostalgia and memories of childhood.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy