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


Jackson Foster is a junior from Ft. Lauderdale, FL majoring in religious studies and history, with minors in the Blount and Randall Research scholars programs. His historical interests include American constitutional and jurisprudential history, early modern English history, and the history of religion. He can be contacted at

Production Editor

John Pace is a junior from Auburn, AL majoring in economics and history, with minors in the Blount and Randall Research scholars programs, as well as Alabama studies. His historical interests include the political history of Alabama, with a unique focus on the Bourbon Democrat era. He is currently researching lynchings and prison reform in 20th century Alabama, in addition to women in Alabama through the lens of fashion and textile. He can be contacted at

Review Board Executive

Logan Goulart is a senior from Enterprise, AL majoring in history and New College, with a minor in the Blount scholars program. His historical area of interest is the modern intellectual history of western Europe, with special attention to continental philosophy. He can be reached at

Review Board Executive-elect

Gavin Jones is a sophomore from Chelsea, AL majoring in history and economics, with minors in German, mathematical statistics, and the Blount Scholars Program. His historical interests include the history of economic organization and Latin American history. He can be contacted at

Chief Copy Editor

Lily Mears is a sophomore anthropology student with minors in Latin, history, and cyber-criminology. She hails from Grand Haven, Michigan and intends to go to law school. She has been involved with the CHR since her very first semester of school, and is excited and honored to be part of the leadership team. In her free time, she enjoys embroidery, poetry, and watching Star Wars. She can be contacted at

Administrative Executive

John French is a sophomore 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

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

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.