Lisa Vox

  • 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, and religious history.


Lisa Vox is a former writer forThoughtCo who contributed articles about American and African-American history. Holding a Doctor of Philosophy from Emory University, she has taught both history and environmental history with an emphasis on race-related issues at  Emory University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Lesley University. She is currently a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Her publications cover a range of topics, including African-American history and religious history.



  • B.A. from Rhodes College
  • M.A. in history from Emory University
  • Ph.D. in history from Emory University

Awards and Publications

  • "Existential Threats: American Apocalyptic Beliefs in the Technological Era" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018)

Lisa Vox

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