David Bennett


David Stephen Bennett is currently a third year PhD student at Michigan State University studying Modern American History, African American History, and History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. He earned his MA in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he served as editor-in-chief of the department journal and received a number of honors and awards. His article, “The Televised Revolution: 'Progressive' Television Coverage of the 1960 New Orleans School Desegregation Crisis” is soon to be published in Louisiana History. His digital project “Visualizing Southern Television” won an MSU Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowship in 2013. Last year, Michigan State University honored him with the Madison Kuhn Prize for pre-dissertation research on a topic similar to the one he will present tonight.