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Margaret Neel

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Ph.D. Candidate

Margaret Neel is a Ph.D. candidate in UGA’s history department. She studies public history and midcentury popular culture in the American West. She combines historical research with spatial studies and performance studies. In Spring 2021, she was also awarded a certificate in Historic Preservation from the UGA College of Environment and Design.

Before attending UGA, she worked for the National Park Service's Northeast Region Archeology office. She continues to work in Public History at the University of Georgia. In the summer of 2020, she curated the “Georgia on my Mind” exhibit for the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library Special Collection. The exhibit broke attendance records in its Fall 2022 run. 

Maggie works with Dr. Akela Reason, Dr. James Brooks, and Dr. Scott Nesbit


BA, Wellesley College, History and Middle Eastern Studies, 2018

Events featuring Margaret Neel
Conference Rm., 201 LeConte Hall

Maggie Neel will take the oral comprehensive examination in the Conference Room, LeConte Hall. The Major Professor is Dr. Akela Reason. All members of the university faculty are invited. If you wish to attend please contact the graduate program office at to ensure adequate seating.

Articles Featuring Margaret Neel

A first-year doctoral student in public history (pictured left--in the desert with a friend), Maggie Neel is the recipient of a competitive Graduate School Research Fellowship.

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Associate Professor

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