Osborn started as the Faculty Athletic Representative prior to the 2019-20 academic year.
My research focuses on the emotional experience of the American Civil War. In particular, I analyze how the political culture of secession and the Civil War transformed the dominant emotional standards of Southern culture, and how individual Southerners navigated through (and helped remold) these cultural changes in the pursuit of greater emotional freedom. I have also conducted research on politics and race relations in East Tennessee, particularly regarding the controversial journalistic and political career of William “Parson” Brownlow in the 1850s and 1860s.
- PhD., University of Georgia, 2013
- M.A., East Tennessee State University, 2007
- M.A.T., East Tennessee State University, 2007
- B.A., East Tennessee State University, 2007