DeLayne Jolly

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Office: Withers 364
Office Hours: Thursday 12:30-2:30


DeLayne is a Public History PhD student from western North Carolina. She earned her BA in History and Art History at Elon University in 2020, and has been working in North Carolina historic sites and museums since 2018. DeLayne's research interests are fueled by her experience working in small museums with passionate community members, and her undergraduate thesis focused on the role of nostalgia in North Carolina's county history museums.

Research Interests

Community History and Memory
Labor and Industry
Small Museums
Southern History


BA, History & Art History, Elon University