Anne Sarah Rubin - Associate Director, Professor of History

Anne Sarah Rubin is a Associate Director of the IRC and a Professor of History at UMBC. She researches, teaches, and writes about the history and legacy of the American Civil War and the American South. Her study of the place of Sherman's March in American culture and history, entitled Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March in American Memory was published in September 2014 by UNC Press. The project also has a multimedia component, co-created with Kelley Bell and the IRC, which can be found at

Dr. Rubin's first book, A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy (UNC, 2005), received the 2006 Avery O. Craven Award from the Organization of American Historians, for the most original book on the Civil War era. She was a co-author of the award-winning Valley of the Shadow, an interactive history of the Civil War in two communities. She has also published numerous essays and journal articles, and has worked on Visualizing Early Baltimore.