TORREN L. GATSON
HISTORY IS MY VOCATION AND ADVOCATION
Torren Gatson is an Assistant Professor in the History department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A native of Delaware, he obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina Central University. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from Middle Tennessee State University.
Gatson is a trained public historian and scholar of Southern United States history. His work emphasizes nineteenth and twentieth century African American built environments, with a particular interest in African American material culture. Gatson works with communities to build lasting public products that reflect the dynamic and difficult aspects of African American history.
Gatson has engaged numerous professional communities via interviews, lectures, and public talks. View some examples here
CURIOUS OBJECTS PODCAST
Gatson’s research paints a compelling picture of skilled African American labor in the Antebellum South
THE UNSUNG HEROES PROJECT
A collaborative project to document untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement
Featuring Torren Gatson, Matthew Barr, and Antigre Farmer