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Tammrah Gordon


Department of History

Withers Hall 253

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Tammy S. Gordon is a professor in the History Department at North Carolina State University, where she teaches public history and modern U.S. history. Her research focuses on historical memory and the leisure economy in recent history, and she is the author of three books: Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life (Alta Mira Press, 2010), The Spirit of 1976: Commerce, Community, and the Politics of Commemoration (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013), and The Mass Production of Memory: Leisure Travel and Personal Archiving in the Age of the Kodak (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020). She is the author of articles on public history, historical memory, and the leisure economy and is the creator and facilitator of the community curated site NC HB2: A Citizens’ History. Her current research focuses on transnational historical memory and the growth of aikido dojos in the United States in the 20th century. She is a founding member of Historians for a Better Future.

Graduate Advising

Doctoral Advisees:

Petros Apostopolopolous, PhD, ’21

Gevorg Vardanyan, PhD, ’22

Troy Burton

Kawan Allen

Matthew Champagne

Marilyn Drath

Lisa Withers

JoCora Moore

Shima Hosseininasab

Mandy Paige-Lovingood

Nancy Fields

Office Hours

  • Thursday: 1-3 p.m.


Ph.D. American Studies Michigan State University