Jason Morgan Ward is an associate professor of history at Mississippi State University. A native of North Carolina, he received his Ph.D. in history from Yale University and his bachelor’s degree from Duke University.
His first book, Defending White Democracy: The Making of a Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, was published in 2011.
His essays and commentary have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The American Historian, and numerous academic journals and anthologies.
Before receiving his doctorate in history, he was an elementary school teacher in Sunflower County, Mississippi. He lives in Starkville, Mississippi, with his wife and two children.