Dr Zoe Hyman
lecturer in US history, University College London, Institute of the Americas

Dr Zoe Hyman is a historian of the United States with a particular focus on race and class in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century American South.  Her current research focuses on the transnational aspects of race and racism and she is completing a book which explores the links between American segregationists, white supremacists and anti-communists and their pro-apartheid counterparts in southern Africa during the Cold War.  Since gaining her PhD, Zoe has taught at the University of Sussex and Queen’s University Belfast.  She joined the Institute of the Americas at University College London as lecturer in US History in 2016 and teaches a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the making of modern America; the African American civil rights movement; the transition from slavery to freedom; and the myth, making, and meaning of the American South.