Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Center for Public History


Fields of Study: Public History, Museum Studies, American Material Culture.
Keri Adams' research interests focus on cultural and social history of the American South, including material culture, vernacular architecture, and the textile industry. Adams has curated exhibits and managed projects about west Georgia’s textile history, including wayside interpretive signage in Carrollton and Bremen and The West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail guidebook through Arcadia Publishing. Personal research includes conducting oral histories of Trappist monks (OCSO) and contextualizing the foundation of their Roman Catholic Cistercian monastery, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, in mid-20th century rural Conyers, Georgia. Adams also provides consultation and serves as a docent to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Alliance's guided tour program with the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers).

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Art History, University of West Georgia, 2008
  • B.S. Minor, Anthropology, University of West Georgia, 2008
  • M.A., Public History, University of West Georgia, 2013
  • Graduate Certificate, Museum Studies, University of West Georgia and the Atlanta History Center, 2013
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • HIST-4486 (Public History Internship) Section: E01
    • HIST-4486 (Public History Internship) Section: 81
    • HIST-6486 (Public History Internship) Section: 82 Download Syllabus [PDF]

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • HIST-6486 (Public History Internship) Section: 81

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  • Publication List

    Co-editor (with Ann McCleary), The West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail (Arcadia, 2015.) [View Publication]

    “’The Clothing Center of the South’” with Ann McCleary in West Georgia Living, May-June 2015, pages 21-25. [View Publication]

    “West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail” with Ann McCleary in Georgia’s Great Places, Fall-Winter 2015-2016, pages 26-30. [View Publication]

  • Other Information


    Bremen Spur Wayside Exhibit, West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail, Bremen, Georgia, September 2015

    Tell Us Story, with W. Jeff Bishop et al, Male Academy Museum, Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, Newnan, Georgia, April 2014 

    Victory at All Costs, with W. Jeff Bishop, McRitchie-Hollis Museum, Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, Newnan, Georgia, January 2014

    Carrollton Spur Wayside Exhibit, with Andrew Carter, West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail, Carrollton, Georgia, June 2012

    Stitching the Fabric of Community of the West Georgia Region, with Lauren Miller, Sewell Mill, Bremen, Georgia, April 2012