Dr. Lindsey R. Peterson is the Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of South Dakota (Vermillion).
Peterson is the co-director of the Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi Project, which is making 20,000 records from Mississippi's governors' offices freely available online. Consequently, her courses focus on the digital humanities with an emphasis in documentary editing. As a history educator, Peterson emphasizes diversity in many forms, including the people our classes cover and the analytical approaches we apply when studying them. Consequently, her classroom focuses on the intersectionality of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and class to examine how Americans have historically organized themselves as a society and nation.
Peterson received a Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Southern Mississippi (2022) and a M.A. in history from the University of South Dakota (2015). Her current manuscript project examines the intersection of race, gender, and place in westerners' Union Civil War commemorations to reveal how western Unionists remembered and celebrated the American Civil War to bolster their competing visions of western expansion and social order. Her research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including War & Society and Civil War History. She is also the winner of several awards and fellowships, including the 2024 Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award and the 2022 Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student from the Society of Civil War Historians.
- Ph D, History, University of Southern Mississippi, 2022
- MA, History, University of South Dakota, 2015
- BA, History & Political Science, Buena Vista University, 2013
- Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award, The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, the Society of Civil War Historians, and The Journal of the Civil War Era, 2023