I am a historian and documentary film producer who is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. I am an Associate Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South. I write on topics including American Indian history, Southern history, religion, music, and foodways. My second book, The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, will be published by UNC Press in September 2018. The Lumbees' journey as a people sheds new light on America's defining moments, from the first encounters with Europeans to the present day. More about the book at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iPvDwlUTno
Peabody Award for “A Chef’s Life,” April, 2014. Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, September, 2012. Best First Book of 2010 in Native American and Indigenous Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, June 2012, for Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South.