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John B. Boles

William P. Hobby Professor of History

  

Email: boles@rice.edu Phone: X5546 Office: 502 Fondren

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1969
  • B.A. Rice University, 1965

Areas of Interest

  • U.S. South
  • American religion

Research and Teaching

Dr. Boles offers two graduate seminars in the history of the U. S. south and also directs a large number of Ph.D. students in that area. After 2011 he will no longer accept new students, but he will continue to offer his seminars and serve on the committees of graduate students directed by other members of the faculty.

Selected Publications

  •  Seeing Jefferson Anew In His Time and Ours, co-edited with Randal L. Hall (University of Virginia Press, 2010)
  • University Builder: Edgar Odell Lovett and the Founding of the Rice Institute (LSU Press, 2007)  
  • A Companion to the American South (Blackwell, 2007)
  • The South Through Time: A History of an American Region, rev. (Prentice Hall, 2004).
  • A University So Conceived: A Brief History of Rice, rev. (Rice University Press, 1997).
  • The Irony of Southern Religion (Peter Lang, 1994).
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 University Builder: Edgar Odell Lovett and the
Founding of the Rice Institute (2007)
 A Companion to the American South (2004

 

Curriculum Vitae

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