Anne Mitchell Whisnant

Historian and director of Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke University

Anne Mitchell Whisnant is a native of Alabama and a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a public historian with experience working on the history of the U.S. National Parks, including the Blue Ridge Parkway. After many years in administrative and teaching roles at UNC-Chapel Hill, she is currently on the faculty at Duke, where she has directed the Graduate Liberal Studies master’s program since 2019.

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