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Rachel Louise Martin, Ph.D., is a writer and public intellectual. She earned a doctorate in women's and gender history from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.​ Her work has appeared in O Magazine, Oxford AmericanThe Atlantic online and CityLab, and she is a guest columnist for Catapult. She has been featured on the BBC's Food Chain, KCRW's Good Food and the Michelle Meow Show. Her essay "How Hot Chicken Really Happened" was included in Cornbread Nation 2015: The Best of Southern Food Writing.​

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Selected Publications:

"Let Me Tell You About Coal Creek," Oxford American

#OutOfTheSilence

"How Hot Chicken Really Happened," Bitter Southerner

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"When You’re the Last Remaining Member of a Failed Utopia," Catapult

#SomeFolksStay

"The Utopian Colony Around Tennessee’s Oldest Library," Catapult

#SomeFolksStay

"The Cedars of Lebanon," Bitter Southerner

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“Walking in Nashville," CityLab

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“The Truth Behind UNC Football’s Dark Confederate Past," Ozy

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“The Brave & Tragic Trail of Reverend Turner," Narratively

#OutOfTheSilence

“Casting Scarlett: Reflecting on ‘Gone with the Wind,’” O Say Can You See? Stories from the National Museum of American History

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"Some People Stay," Oxford American

#SomeFolksStay

"Cherisse Scott: The Sex-Ed Evangelist," O Magazine

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"Making Eyes on the Prize: An Oral History," The Ford Foundation

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"Chasing Nashville's Ghosts," Narratively

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"The Clinton 12," US of America

#OutOfTheSilence

“Salvaging Education in Rural America,” The Atlantic online

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"Swedish in a Southern Drawl,"The Inquisitive Eater

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“Can Technology and a New Way of Teaching Help Ghana’s Schools?” The Kernel by the Daily Dot

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“‘It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,’ says the White Queen to Alice” ― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass