H. Doyle (B. A. University of California, Davis,
1967; Ph. D.,
Northwestern, 1973) is the McCausland Professor of History
at the University of South Carolina and Director of ARENA, the Association for Research on Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Americas
coming the South Carolina he taught at Vanderbilt University
and the University
of Michigan-Dearborn. He has been a visiting professor at
the University of Rome, Italy; the University of Genoa, Italy;
the University of Leeds, England; and at the Pontifícia
Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2008/9 he will be the visiting Douglas Southall Freeman Professor of History at the University of Richmond.
Doyle teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate
U. S. history,
including the introductory survey course, Faulkner and Southern History, and Nationalism in Comparative
Professor Doyle's current research involves an interpretation of the foundations of America's national ideology from the Revolution through Reconstruction; the working title is The Cause of All Mankind, from Tom Paine's famous quote: "The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind."
As Director of ARENA he is also organizing a conference on "Secession as an International Phenomenon" to be held in Charleston, SC, December 6-8, 2007. A book of essays will follow. For more information on ARENA and the secession project, please click on the ARENA logo below.