Richard Megraw

Richard Megraw

Associate Professor/Emeritus


  • B.A., Missouri Valley College
  • M.A., Louisiana State University
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University


Faculty Research

  • The Great Depression
  • Modern American society and culture
  • The American West
  • Sports in America
  • Public art

Selected Publications


  • Confronting Modernity: Art and Society in Louisiana. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008.

Journal Articles

  • “The Writing on the Wall: Mural Art in New Deal Louisiana.” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 21 (1996): 327-45.

Book Chapters

  • “‘The Most Natural Expressions of Locality’: Ellsworth Woodward and The Newcomb Pottery.” In Bridging Southern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach, edited by John Lowe, 133-53. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011.
  • “Gettysburg: A Battle Narrative.” In Gettysburg Contested:  150 Years of Preserving America’s Cherished Landscape, edited by Brian C. Black. Durham: University of North Carolina Press,2016.