Michael S. Martin holds the Cheryl Courrégé Burguières/Board of Regents Professorship in History. His research and teaching interests focus on Louisiana history, public history, and the history of the U.S. South. He is a contributing faculty member of the Guilbeau Center for Public History and an affiliated faculty member of the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Center for Public Policy. Martin's publications include Firsthand Louisiana: Primary Sources in the History of the State (as co-editor, 2020), Rethinking New Acadia: Recent Essays on the Acadian Dispersal and Arrival in Louisiana (as editor, 2019); The Louisiana Experience (as co-author, 2017), Shackles of Memory: Creolization in the French Americas (as co-editor, 2015); Russell Long: A Life in Politics (2014), Louisiana Legacies: Readings in the History of the Pelican State (as co-editor, 2013), Louisiana Beyond Black and White: Recent Interpretations of Twentieth-Century Race and Race Relations (as editor, 2011) and Historic Lafayette (2007). He also is managing editor of the journal Louisiana History, the state's historical journal published quarterly by the Louisiana Historical Association. In 2020, Martin has been named a Fellow of the Louisiana Historical Association and the inaugural Sanders Research Scholar by the Center for Southeastern Louisiana Studies.