Professor Brian Ward is Chair of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and Northumbria University’s first Professor in American Studies. Brian has published widely on the modern US South, with interest also in various aspects of Anglo-American cultural relations, the civil rights movement, popular music, and the 1960s. Throughout his career he has been awarded with many awards and grants, including the Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship and an AHRC Research Network Grant.