Ph.D. Northwestern Univeristy
Teaching and Research Interests
Modern America; Labor; Religion; the South
Jarod Roll is a historian of modern America. He specializes in labor and working-class history, the history of religion, and the history of the South. He is the author of Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South (Illinois, 2010), which won the C. L. R. James Award, the Herbert Gutman Prize, and the Missouri History Book Award. Roll is also coauthor, with Erik S. Gellman, of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America (Illinois, 2011), which won the H. L. Mitchell Award from the Southern Historical Association. He has also published research in the Journal of Southern History, Religion and American Culture, Southern Spaces, Radical History Review, and Labor History. In 2012-13 he was a research fellow at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University.
Roll joined the University of Mississippi in 2014 after teaching for seven years at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on modern American history. In 2012 he received a Teaching Award from the University of Sussex.
Roll earned his B. A. from Missouri Southern State University, and his M. A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.