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Andrew Harrison Baker is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History. His research concerns the role of the textile industry in Alabama’s Chattahoochee Valley. The broader focus of his research is the textile industry amid the American South’s transition from an economy centered around agriculture and low-wage industries such as textiles to a more diverse regional economy that has often been conceptualized as belonging to a “Sunbelt.” His research is directed by Dr. Jennifer Brooks.
Prior to joining Auburn’s graduate program in history, Baker taught history at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. He also taught history and science-and-technology in society at Greenville Technical College and Tri-County Technical College in South Carolina.
At Auburn, he won the 2017 Graduate Colloquium Award for his presentation on the General Textile Strike of 1934. He also presented his textile research at the 2018 Alabama Historical Association annual meeting. In Spring 2018, he received a Friends of the Alabama Archives Fellowship to conduct research at the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Milo B. Howard Research Award from the Auburn Department of History.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, he will serve as the Graduate Student Liaison for the History Department.
Baker earned a master’s degree in history from Clemson University. He also completed a bachelor’s degree in history and political science at Clemson.
- BA- History and Political Science- Clemson University (Double Major)
- MA- History- Clemson University
Last Updated: May 09, 2018