Welcome! You have reached the home page of Elijah Gaddis where you’ll find information about my research, teaching, and other pursuits–professional, academic, and otherwise. I’m a spatial, material, and cultural historian with a deep commitment to publicly-engaged work. I did my PhD in American studies at UNC Chapel Hill, and am currently an assistant professor of history at Auburn University.
My scholarly and personal interests are wide-ranging, but generally fall somewhere at the intersections of material culture, place and space, and everyday life in the American South. You can read excerpts of my dissertation and other things at my infrequently updated blog, and learn more about some of my public history work at the website of the Community Histories Workshop, which I co-founded. Email me at ejgaddis AT auburn.edu or ejgaddis AT gmail.com.
Header image is from a Rocky Mount, NC parade in 1936. Digitized as part of the Rocky Mount Mills Digital History Project, it demonstrates a juxtaposition between cotton and tobacco cultures (the building is a tobacco warehouse,) in segregated, pre-war Rocky Mount.