Dr. Ansley Quiros

Ansley Quiros

Associate Professor of History
Office: 106 Willingham Hall
Email: aquiros@una.edu
Phone: 256.765.4493


Dr. Quiros, an Atlanta native, is a historian of the twentieth century United States, with a focus on race, politics and religion. Her first book, God With Us: Lived Theology and the Black Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976 (UNC, 2018) examines the struggle over race and Christian theology in Southwest Georgia. She is currently working on two new projects:  a spiritual biography of Charles and Shirley Sherrod and an examination of Freaknik, an Atlanta street party in the 1990s. Along with Brian Dempsey, she co-directs the Civil Rights Struggle in the Shoals Project, a National Park Services Grant awarded to UNA in 2018.


Ph.D. History, Vanderbilt University (2014)
M.A. History, Vanderbilt University (2010)
B.A. History, Furman University (2008)

Recent Courses Taught

HI 201/202                            United States History to/since 1877
HI 301W                                Historiographical Research & Methods
HI 364                                   Black Americans to 1877
HI 365                                   Black Americans since 1877
HI 390                                   Black Americans in Memphis
HI 460/560                            The Cold War
HI 456/556                            United States History since 1945
HI 611                                   History of Immigration in the United States
HI 612                                   Civil Rights Struggle in the Shoals

Selected Publications


God With Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018)


“Don’t Call Christians Who Support Trump Hypocrites,” Washington Post, July 26, 2018

“Kneeling During the National Anthem Isn’t Disrespectful. It’s A Protest Steeped in Religion,” Washington Post, May 30, 2018

“The Road to Charlottesville Runs Through Americus, GA,” The Activist History Review, October 2017

“Partying ‘The Atlanta Way’?: Freaknik and Black Governance in 1990s Atlanta,” Atlanta Studies, September 2017

Honors and Awards

Recipient, National Park Services African American Civil Rights Grant, “Civil Rights Struggle in the Shoals,” 2018
President’s Diversity Award, 2018
UNC Press Author’s Fund Award, 2018
University of North Alabama College of Arts & Science Research Award, 2016, 2018
Louisville Institute Grant, “Models of Congregational Repentance: Truth-Telling along the Path to Reconciliation,” Contributor, 2014-2016