Connie Zeanah Atkinson, Ph.D.

Connie Atkinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies
Joseph Logsdon Professor of History


Office: Library Suite 304
Phone: 504-280-7137

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Educational Background:
Ph.D., University of Liverpool, 1997

Research Interests:
Local and Regional, Popular Music, U.S. Cultural

Before earning her doctorate at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Popular Music, Dr. Atkinson worked at several New Orleans publications, including the Courier and Figaro newspapers and New Orleans Magazine. She was co-owner, publisher and editor of Wavelength New Orleans Music Magazine. At UNO, Dr. Atkinson created the History of New Orleans Music course and has lectured and written extensively on New Orleans music and tourism. She teaches courses on music, sports and history methods, and supervises the internship program for the department.

Dr. Atkinson has served on the boards of several local cultural organizations, including the French Quarter Festival, Loyola’s Crescent City Farmers’ Market, Satchmo Summerfest and many others.

In 2013, Dr. Atkinson was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association.

Courses Taught

  • History of New Orleans Music - HIST 3992
  • Oral History: Theory and Practice - HIST 5008
  • History of American Sport - HIST 3992
  • Historical Methodologies and Research Design - HIST 6002
  • History Internship - HIST 6992