Derek Wood entered the PhD program in 2017. His primary interest focuses on the reorganization of Louisiana plantation life after Reconstruction. His article on Les Cenelles Society of Arts & Letters, a mid-twentiety-century African American arts club, appeared in Southern Cultures. In addition to his academic work, Derek enjoys exploring Louisiana and fishing, and he is a Mardi Gras enthusiast.


US South, New South, Works Progress Administration, Federal Arts Projects, Post-Reconstruction plantation life, New Orleans Carnival traditions