Lisa Vox

Professor of History


Ph.D., History, Emory University

M.A., History, Emory University

B.A., Rhodes College


  • Holds a Ph.D. in history with a specialty in U.S. history
  • Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • Publishes widely on the topics of American history, African-American history, civil rights, and religious history


Lisa Vox, Ph.D. is a former writer forThoughtCo who contributed articles about American and African-American history, with a particular emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement.  Her work covers a range of topics, including African-American history and religious history.

Holding a Doctor of Philosophy from Emory University, Vox teaches both History and Environmental History with a focus on race-related issues. Dr. Vox presents online lectures for Lesley University, the University of Massachusetts–Boston, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and at the University of Boston–Lowell. She also acts as an adjunct instructor of History for Young Harris College.


Lisa Vox earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History from Emory University in 2010. She also holds a Master Arts (M.A.) in History from Emory and a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College.

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