Zacharie Barber | Department of History

Zacharie Barber

Email: Zacharie.Barber@my.unt.edu

Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His

Dissertation Title: (Those Were The) Good Times: The Story of Disco in Four Parts

Major Professor : Dr. Jennifer Wallach

Specialty Areas: 20th Century African-American History, Black music and Culture

I'm a fifth year Ph.D candidate (ABD) with the department of history. I focus on 20th century Black history specifically the history and evolution of black music and culture. In addition to my dissertation on disco, I have written about the history of Motown and Stax Records as well as Texas blues. I earned my BS in criminal justice (2012) and M.A. in history (2015) from Midwestern State University.

Additional information:

  • "Justice, Southern Style: The Kidnap and Murder of Mack Charles Parker"- 2014 Phi Alpha Theta North Texas Regional Conference April 5, 2014 Texas Women's University
  • "Hitsville vs. Soulsville: Motown, Stax, and the Evolution of Soul Music"- National Association of African American Studies Joint National Conference February 14 2017 Dallas, Texas
  • "From the Loft to the Studio: The Changing Nature of New York Discos"- University of North Texas Department of History Body, Place, and Identity Conference March 1, 2019

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