Brian Ward

I am Northumbria University’s first Professor in American Studies and my teaching and research focuses on the modern US South, the African American Experience, and popular music.

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Global Geordies: The North East of England and the World (FutureLearn)

Get an introduction to the hidden history, culture and people of the North East of England. Where was the light bulb invented? What about the first steam locomotive, or hydroelectricity? They were all invented in the North East of England. This course introduces you to the historical, technological and [...]
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The American South (FutureLearn)

Explore the fascinating history and culture of the American South from colonial times to the 21st century. The American South is arguably the most important, yet frequently most misunderstood section of the United States. On this course you will unwrap the paradoxes of this complex region and get to [...]
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