Zachary J. Lechner, Ph.D.

Zachary holds a Ph.D. in history from Temple University. He's the author of a number of published articles and the recent book, The South of the Mind: American Imaginings of White Southernness, 1960-1980 (UGA Press, 2018), a crossover academic title. This book includes discussions of the political and cultural meaning of a number of popular culture works, including The Andy Griffith Show, In the Heat of the Night, Deliverance, sixties-era country rock music, and 1970s southern rock.