Hannah Katherine Hicks is a historian of the nineteenth-century United States with a focus on the U.S. South, women’s and gender history, and legal history. Her research, which has received support from the American Historical Association and the American Society for Legal History, examines where and when ordinary southern women’s lives intersected with the law in the decades after the Civil War. Her current book project, Troubling Justice, focuses on recovering the stories of women on trial for crimes in South Carolina’s post-Civil War courts, how the actions that led to their indictment in courts stemmed from their everyday lives and labor, and women’s strategies to defend themselves. Prof. Hicks has also published about the history of medicine and healing.
A native of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Professor Hicks is a Charlotte alumna, having graduated from the university with a BA in History and English. She subsequently received her M.A. and PhD in history from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee before returning to Charlotte. At Charlotte, Dr. Hicks teaches undergraduate courses in U.S. history, women’s and gender history, and the history of North Carolina. She is happy to advise or work with undergraduate honors students interested in women’s history, southern history, or the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
LBST 2301/CTCM 2530: Women & Crime in History
HIST 2297: History of North Carolina, 1500 to the Present
HIST 2150: U.S. Women’s and Gender History to 1877
HIST 3600: History Skills Seminar: Reconstruction