Shane Peterson

Box 6483 Thousand Oaks, CA 91359


Cell: 818 723-2286

Curriculum Vitae


Fields of Study

Modern Military History, United States History, History of American South and World History 1945 to the Present.


Lost Cause to Lost Generation: World War I, and the African-American Troops from Adams County Mississippi. Thesis advisor, Dr. Ron Davis, CSUN

Employment History

Computer Lab Help Desk - On site
Student Union, California State University, Northridge CA 1998-January 2009
Diet Aide
Thousand Oaks Health Care Center, Thousand Oaks CA 1995-1998
Other work experience
Cine Film Processing in Film Preservation movement, Offshore Oil exploration, Freelance writing.

Teaching Experience

Graduate teaching assistant
US History survey course: Colonial to 1865, 1865 to the Present
Student Union Computer Lab
Computer software use MS Excel and Word


Natchez Courthouse Records Project 2003

Field Study

Natchez, Mississippi
U.S. South Colloquium April 2006
Paris, France
French Revolution (1789) July 2000 Paper presentation on the Fête of Federation (Bastille Day) 1790

Archival Studies

California State University, Northridge, Urban Archives


Graduate Studies Department, California State University Northridge
Support Grant, 2004
Zorester Award 2001
History Department, California State University, Northridge.


Charles Hoffbauer: Forgotten Lost Cause Icon or Anachronism?
Paper for the 2010 Southwest Historical Association Convention, Las Vegas.
The “Over-turning” of An Historic Public Monument: The Natchez, Mississippi Memorial Hall World War I Monument As A Case History
Southwestern Social Science Association Las Vegas Nevada 2008
Don't Ship my Daughter Home at Christmas: Mississippi Brings Home Her Dead from World War I (1920-1924)
Southwestern Social Science Association, Albuquerque New Mexico 2007
From Mississippi to Paris: The World War I Gold Star Mothers, Widows of World War I
Southwestern Social Science Association, San Antonio, Texas April 2006
From Chicago To Paris: The Not-So-Merry Widows Illinois Eighth, World War I, Gold Star Mothers
Organization of American Historians Southern Regional Meeting, Lincoln, Nebraska July 2006
“The Natchez Four” The World War I black combat veterans from Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi.
Southwestern Social Science Association New Orleans, LA March 23-26 2005.
Sergeant James C. Minor: First of “the Natchez Four”
Ninth Annual California State University Northridge Student Research and Creative Activity Symposium November 2004
Finding The Invisible Veteran: The Black World War I Veterans of Jim Crow Natchez Mississippi.
Organization of American Historians Southern Regional Meeting Atlanta GA. July 2004
The Unknown Soldiers: The Black Troops of World War I Natchez Mississippi, 1910-1930.
Historic Natchez conference, Natchez Mississippi, February 2004
The Role Of Army Chaplains In Race Relations 1968-1970.
Northern Great Plains Historical Conference in St. Cloud Minnesota, 1999.
Catholics And Protestants, A Sociological Approach.
Religious Diversity Conference 1997, California State University, Northridge