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Grace Elizabeth Hale

Commonwealth Professor of History and American Studies

University of Virginia

Grace Elizabeth Hale teaches American Studies and History at the University of Virginia and is the author of Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South (1999), A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America (2011), and Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched the Alternative Scene and Changed American Culture (2020). She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Southern Cultures.