Dr. Ring will help us to understand the decline and resurgence of the Klan since its inception. She is the author of The Problem South: Region, Empire and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930 which was a finalist for the Berkshire Conference on Women Historian's First Book Prize and one of three finalists for the TIL Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book from the Texas Institute of Letters. Dr. Ring also is the co-editor of The Folly of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South.
Natalie J. Ring has a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego. She is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Dallas where she teaches courses on the history of the New South, the early years of Jim Crow, the Global South, and the Ku Klux Klan. Rescheduled due to weather. Please note new date, Dec. 12, 2013.