I am a Ph.D. Student at a UNC system university in the great state of North Carolina. I obtained my Masters in History from N.C. State back in December of 2006. It was a great experience and I enjoyed the chance to work with two enthusiastic and hardworking (not to mention brilliant) historians like Dr. Jim Crisp and Dr. Joe Caddell.
My main area of interest is ante-bellum Southern history- with particular attention to slave patrols, militia, and slave rebellion. Most of my research thus far is focused from 1820 to 1840- although I am currently working on a few projects that primarily discuss the 1850s (and the build up to the Civil War).
I am also the author of the Total Transformation weight loss and life change blog at http://totaltransformation.wordpress.com