Teaches United States history and has a special interest in the Civil War era, the American South, and nationalism in the Americas and Europe.
Professor Doyle teaches undergraduate courses on nationalism, the American history survey, and a course on Faulkner and Southern History. He also teaches graduate seminars on US history in the nineteenth century.
His publications include:
- The Social Order of a Frontier Community
- Nashville in the New South
- Nashville Since the 1920s
- New Men, New Cities, New South
- The South as an American Problem (co-edited with Larry Griffin)
- Faulkner's County: The Historical Roots of Yoknapatawph
- Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question
- Nationalism in the New World (co-edited with Marco Pamplona)
- Secession as an International Phenomenon, a collection of essays
I was on leave as a fellow at the National Humanities Center in 2011-12 and am finishing a book on “America’s International Civil War,” which views the war as part of a wider historic struggle over the future of democracy and human equality.