About Us

SOHP Staff

Rachel Seidman is director of the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) and an adjunct assistant professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Seidman’s current research project is an oral history of feminist activism in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015 (under contract with UNC Press). She is the author of The Civil War: A History in Documents (Oxford University Press) and the co-editor of Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives. Seidman served as the associate director of the SOHP from 2011-2017, and before that was associate director of the History, Public Policy and Social Change program at Duke University.

Sara Wood is the project manager for the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP), based at the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to joining SOHP, Wood traveled the American South collecting stories of the region’s diverse cultures as the oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance, based at the University of Mississippi. She’s produced stories for National Public Radio and sound installations for museums and cultural sites such as the Whitney, the New York Public Library, and the National Park Service.

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