K. Stephen Prince

Hello and welcome. My name is Steve Prince. I am a historian of the race and popular culture in the nineteenth century United States. I currently hold the Charles Phelps Manship, Jr. Endowed Chair in History at Louisiana State University. Before joining the history department at LSU, I taught for 13 years at the University of South Florida in Tampa. I earned my PhD from Yale University and a BA in history from Oberlin College.

In am the author of three books, most recently the award-winning The Ballad of Robert Charles: Searching for the New Orleans Riot of 1900 (University of North Carolina Press, 2022). I am currently at work on a new history of blackface minstrelsy in the 19th century United States.

At LSU, I offer graduate and undergraduate courses on the 19th century United States, southern history, race and racism, cultural history, and the history of popular music.

I live in Baton Rouge with my wife, our dog Stella, and a very old cat named Sacco. In my spare time, I love to travel, play guitar, and eat.