John Hayes

Associate Professor

John Hayes

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy

Bio

John Hayes is a historian of the late 19th-20th century US South, with a focus on religion as it intersects with race and class. He teaches survey classes in US History and upper-level classes in Southern history, 19th and 20th century US History, and American religion. He is the author, most recently, of Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South (UNC, 2017) and "Deconstructing the Bible Belt" in Coffey and Skipper, eds., Navigating Souths (UGA, 2017). A native of Atlanta, he has been on the faculty since 2011.

  • (706) 729-2287
  • AH E209

Education

  • Ph.D., History, General University of Georgia, 2007

  • MTS, Theology/Theological Studies Duke University, 2000

  • BA, Philosophy and Religious Studies, General Wake Forest University, 1995

Awards & Honors

  • accepted as member of Leadership Augusta 2020-2021 class Leadership Augusta (Augusta Chamber of Commerce), 2020

  • invited to become member of Authors Club of Augusta Authors Club of Augusta, 2019

  • invited to be National Research Fellow for the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, 2019

  • invitation to become CHOICE reviewer for books on 19th/20th century US South, Religion CHOICE, 2019

  • Pamplin College RSCA summer stipend Pamplin College, 2019

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • HIST 3711

    Georgia History
  • HIST 5711

    Georgia History
  • HIST 4950

    Selected Topics: Religion & Labor Movement
  • HIST 2112

    United States since 1877
  • HIST 4471

    Old South/New South
  • HIST 2111

    United States to 1877
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III

Teaching Interests

Southern history, American religion, 19th and 20th century US history

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Blake Perkins, Hillbilly Hellraisers, 2021
    Book Review
  • The Price of Not Punishing White Terrorism, 2021
    Other
  • oral histories of the 1970 Augusta riot, filmed at Mustard Seed, 2021
    Other
  • Hamburg, 2020
    Other
  • Georgia History Society marker, "The Riot of May 11-12, 1970", 2020
    Other

Research Interests

US South, religion and class, religion and race

Department Service

  • Developing Rapport among History Majors 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • What Can I Do With a History Major? 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Curriculum 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • judge, National History Day 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee for African-American History 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Pamplin College Curriculum Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • wrote reflections on diversity and equity for Pamplin College magazine article 2020 - 2020

    Role: Other
  • Equity Task Force 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Idea Group 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Strategic Planning Task Force 2017 - 2019

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • ad hoc history committee to respond to Black Student Union demands about campus/university history 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Episcopal Campus Ministry 2016 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • manage the Georgia History Exam (legislative requirement) 2012 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • invited panelist for Reese Library-hosted panel discussion on HBCUs for Black History month 2021 - 2021

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Instructional Innovation Advisory Committee 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • potential participant/letter of support, Maryville College proposal for NEH Summer Institute 2021 - Present

    Role: Conference-Related
  • endorsement to appear of cover of Redefining Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century (forthcoming, University of Mississippi Press) 2020 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Southern Historical Association 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • University of North Carolina Press - 2020

    Role: Reviewer, Book
  • Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians - 2019

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • Racial Justice and Healing Ministry, Diocese of Georgia 2021 - Present

    Role: Chair
  • Coalition for Comprehensive Change (C4) 2020 - Present

    Role: Member
  • 1970 Augusta Riot Education Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Member
  • 1970 Augusta Riot History Subcommittee 2019 - Present

    Role: Member
  • 1970 Augusta Riot Observance Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member