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By Appointment

Alicia Jackson

Associate Professor of History

History & Politics

International Studies

On faculty since 2004

Curriculum Vitae

"Our program provides opportunity to not only learn about history but develop research and writing skills that further historical research and impacts the broader community. Students should consider Covenant because the faculty are dedicated to teaching students and serving as mentors."


  • PhD, University of Mississippi
  • MA, Louisiana Tech
  • BA, Centenary College

Interests / Specialization

  • African American History
  • Public History
  • American South

Selected Professional Work

  • Foreword, We Will Be Free: The Life and Faith of Sojourner Truth, Nancy Koestler, Eerdmans, February 2023
  • “The Black History of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Congressional District.” Washington Post, November 3, 2022
  • “Black Subtext in Mr. Bojangles.” Anxious Bench, November 1, 2022
  • “Black Americans Have Long Envisioned and Created Spaces of Sanctuary.” Washington Post, December 6, 2021
  • The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson, University Press of Mississippi, (November 2021)

Get to know your professor

Q. If you could compete in an olympic sport, what would it be and why?
A. Ice skating because it's both artistic and requires tremendous skill.

Q. Favorite movie?
A. Say Amen Somebody

Q. Favorite local restaurant?
A. Rembrandts

Q. Favorite food?
A. Summer vegetables

Q. Personal Interests/Hobbies
A. Watching classic movies