Woody Register, Co-Director
Dr. Woody Register has served as director of the Roberson Project since its launch in July 2017. A 1980 graduate of Sewanee, he received his doctorate in history from Brown University and joined the university’s faculty in 1992. Today he is the Francis S. Houghteling Professor of American History and teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American society and culture, popular culture, gender, and slavery’s role in the development of American institutions and society.
Tiffany Momon, Co-Director
Dr. Tiffany Momon is a public historian and Assistant Professor of History at Sewanee, The University of the South, with years of experience participating in the preservation of community histories. Momon is the founder and co-director of the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive (blackcraftspeople.org), a black digital humanities project that centers black craftspeople, their lives and experiences, and their contributions to the making of America. Throughout her career, Momon has lectured on the subject of black craftspeople at organizations such as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum and others.
Hannah Huber, Project Manager
Dr. Hannah Huber is the Digital Technology Leader and Project Administrator for the Center for Southern Studies at the University of the South. She advises faculty on using digital humanities tools in teaching and research, helps manage digital humanities projects in southern studies, and attends to the day-to-day administration of the Center. She received her PhD in English from the University of South Carolina and served as the postdoctoral research associate for the Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she worked as a consultant on digital humanities projects, organized the inaugural digital humanities conference on campus, and conducted her own literary studies and digital humanities scholarship.
October Kamara, Research Associate
October Kamara is a public history graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University. She is concentrating on Museum Management and is specifically interested in digital humanities and museum education. On top of working for the Roberson Project, October is a a graduate researcher for the Center for Historic Preservation Teaching with Primary Resources. Her research interests include black activism in the South, black queer history, and black power movements in the South.
Klarke Stricklen, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Klarke Stricklen is an American Studies Major with a minor in African American studies at the University of the South. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Klarke is passionate about fostering inclusive spaces that empower marginalized communities, especially in the deep South.