Graduate Student Bios

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Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders
Email: asl109@history.rutgers.edu
Current Research: Modern American History, African-American

Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders is a doctoral candidate studying African American Civil War memory, African American cultural and intellectual history, and the legacy of the Lost Cause movement. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Confronting the Rebel Yell: How African Americans Created and Contested Civil War Memory, 1865-1965.” She received a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University and a M.A. in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University. Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders is a doctoral candidate studying African American Civil War memory, African American cultural and intellectual history, and the legacy of the Lost Cause movement. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Confronting the Rebel Yell: How African Americans Created and Contested Civil War Memory, 1865-1965.” She received a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University and a M.A. in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University.