the Center for Historic Preservation
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Savannah Grandey is the fieldwork coordinator for the Center for Historic Preservation. In this role, she conducts fieldwork and research for Trail of Tears and other field study projects, historic structure reports, and preservation plans. Grandey also supports graduate students in their assigned projects.
Grandey received her MA in Public History from MTSU in 2014. Her thesis used mid-century government photography to analyze the rural landscape of the New Deal and the constant evolution of those landscapes as farmers continued to use state-of-the-art technology to conserve natural resources. Prior to joining the Center, she was the Director of Interpretation and Historic Buildings at Historic Westville in Columbus, Georgia. Her research interests include the intersection of human rights and historic preservation, rural landscapes, and Muscogee Creek history and culture.