Staff Information

The Crimson Historical Review is composed of undergraduate students at the University of Alabama who are passionate about history, academic writing, and publishing. The board is advised by faculty editor Dr. Margaret Peacock. Interested in becoming a staff member? Undergraduate students at the University of Alabama are invited to contact

Faculty Editor 

Dr. Margaret Peacock is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History at the University of Alabama. She completed her Ph.D. in Russian history at the University of Texas – Austin and her master’s degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has written a couple of books and many articles. Her areas of research are in the history of propaganda, semiotics, and Soviet interactions with the Middle East. She can be contacted at


Gavin Jones is a senior from Chelsea, AL majoring in history and economics, with minors in German and the Blount Scholars Program. His historical interests include race and leisure in Jim Crow Alabama, queer history of the South, and public history. He can be contacted at

Production Editor

John French is a senior from New Orleans, LA majoring in history and minoring in Blount and music. His historical interests include medieval and early modern military history and the history of western imperialism in the 19th century. He can be reached at

Review Board Executive

Kara Hutchinson is a junior from Alvaton, Kentucky majoring in History with a concentration in Legal History and Political Science. Her historical interests include legal and political history, particularly the legal history of 18th century America. She is currently researching the politicization of the pre-Marshall Supreme Court. She can be contacted at

Chief Copy Editor

Sarah Jaggears is a junior from Gadsden, AL majoring in history with a minor in Spanish while also studying the Korean language. Her historical interests lean heavily in the classics and include the progression of art from antiquity. Besides that, she is also fascinated with the rich cultural history of Latin America with a specific interest in exploring the eclectic mix of cultural identities represented in the region and how those identities have evolved since their inception. She can be contacted at

Administrative Executive

Teni Ciby is a senior from San Jose, CA majoring in history, with a concentration in legal history and a minor in cyber criminology. Her historical interests include legal history and religious history, with a particular interest in the origins of early Christianity in South Asia. She can be contacted at

Editors-in-Chief Emeritus

Jackson Foster is a graduate student from Ft. Lauderdale, FL pursuing a Masters of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University. His historical interests include American constitutional and jurisprudential history, early modern English history, and the history of religion. At the University of Alabama, he completed an honors thesis, “‘Upon Malice Fore Thought:’ Murder, Manslaughter, and Movement towards an English State, 1480-1600,” which explores the relationship between judicial theories of guilt and the growth of state control in England.

Jodi Vadinsky is a graduate student at the University of Cambridge pursuing a Masters of Philosophy in Early Modern History. Her area of historical interest is, broadly conceived, the economic and social history of early modern Britain. At the University of Alabama, she completed an honors thesis, “When Women Wage Law: Women in England’s Church Courts 1550-1650,” which examines women’s active presence and claims of agency in early modern England’s ecclesiastical courts.