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About Julie Buckner Armstrong

Julie Buckner Armstrong is author of Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and editor of multiple books on the civil rights movement including, most recently, the Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2015). At USFSP she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literature and cultural studies. When she is not teaching, she likes to walk, canoe, travel, and waste time on social media. Her publications also include, as editor, The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation (University of Georgia Press, 2010); and, as co-editor, with Susan Hult Edwards, Houston Bryan Robertson, and Rhonda J. Williams, Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom’s Bittersweet Song (Routledge, 2002). Dr. Armstrong is currently working on a collection of essays called Birmingham Stories, about everyday people and places in the iconic civil rights movement city where she was born.


Present Professor, University of South Florida

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Society for the Study of Southern Literature, C. Hugh Holman Award Honorable Mention, 2012: Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 2012-2013.
  • VIVA Award for Excellence in Disability, Multicultural or Student Services. University of South Florida St. Petersburg. 20 April 2005.
  • Excellence in Service Award. African American Studies Department. Valdosta State University. 8 February 2001.


  • LIT 3353 Literature, Race, and Ethnicity
  • ENG 4042 Studies in Criticism and Theory: Critical Race Theory
  • AML 6027 Research and Teaching American Literature
  • LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature
  • IDH4000 Honors Seminar: Racial Violence and Reconciliation
  • AML4933 Studies in American Literature and Culture: Civil Rights and Sites of Memory
  • AML4300 Selected American Writers: Toni Morrison and August Wilson
  • AML3604 African American Literature


Ph.D., New York University ‐ English and American Literature
M.A., University of Memphis ‐ English
B.A., University of Alabama, Birmingham ‐ English

Contact Information

Office: HBR 208
Phone: 727.873.4061


Peer Reviewed Articles (4)

Books & Book Chapters (15)

Authored Book Reviews (18)