Dr. Travis Boyce
Dr. Travis Boyce is an associate professor of Africana Studies. He joined the faculty at UNC in 2009 and earned tenure and promotion in 2014. He holds a B.A. in history (2002) from Claflin University, and an M.A. in history (2004) and a Ph.D in cultural studies (2009) from Ohio University.
Although Dr. Boyce's area expertise lies in studying college presidents at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), he has various research interests in contemporary United States History, the United States during Reconstruction, American Cultural Studies and African Diasporic Studies. His scholarly achievements include articles and book reviews published in various peer-reviewed journals, presentations at national and international conferences, and multiple entries published in the African American National Biography. He authored chapters in Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians (ABC-CLIO; 2012) and in Documenting the Black Experience (McFarland Press; November 2014). Dr. Boyce is currently completing a book project, tentatively titled Historicizing Fear (in contract with the University Press of Colorado).
In addition to his instructional and scholarly activities, Dr. Boyce serves as the Faculty Fellow for the Office of Undergraduate Research, chair of the Liberal Arts Council, and Faculty-in-Residence for Housing and Residential Education.