Alumni (Fellow)

Jaime Martinez

John L. Nau III Jefferson Fellow
B.A. Penn State University (2001)
M.A. University of Virginia (2003)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2005)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
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Jaime was part of the inaugural class of Jefferson Fellows and completed her Ph.D. in History at UVa in 2008. She is currently an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she has received an Outstanding Teaching Award, coordinates a public history internship program, and directs an annual concert series focused on different historical eras. Her first book, Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in December 2013 and released in paperback in 2016. She is now editing the Civil War diary of William Daniel Cabell for publication. Outside of school, Jaime serves as Director of Children’s Choirs at Central United Methodist Church of Florence, SC.

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