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Current Directors


Craig Gill is a Ph.D. candidate in United States History at UNC-Chapel Hill. His work focuses on the intersection of race, labor, and leisure in the twentieth-century South. He is also interested in the uses of digital tools that streamline and improve the process of conducting and presenting research.



Madeleine McGrady is a M.A. candidate in United States History at UNC-Chapel Hill, currently studying nineteenth-century immigration. She aims to reach public audiences through digital humanities platforms and encourage interdisciplinary undergraduate research.



Former Directors

Emma Z. Rothberg is a Ph.D. Candidate in United States History at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on urban democratic culture and identity in nineteenth and twentieth century American cities. She is primarily interested in the use of digital methodologies for public-facing research



Dr. Gabriel Moss received his Ph.D. in Ancient History at UNC-Chapel Hill.  His research focuses on imperialism, warfare, and the environment in Ancient Rome. He also works on the application of digital methodologies (particularly GIS) in historical research and pedagogy.




Dr. Garrett W. Wright received his PhD in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. He is currently working on his book manuscript, American Travelers: Mobility and the Central Plains, which explores the histories of Indigenous travelers who left their homelands in what is now Kansas and Nebraska and traveled to the centers of European, American, and Indigenous empires across the continent and around the globe. Dr. Wright’s research and teaching interests include Native American history, the history of travel, American popular culture, and digital history.


The Digital History Lab was started in Fall 2019 by Garrett Wright, PhD. and Gabriel Moss, PhD.