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420 Ewing Hall​Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass759757892071408AB87F50E9122C8345"><p>Tiffany M. Gill is an Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry (University of Illinois Press, 2010) which was awarded the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize by the Association of Black Women Historians. Dr. Gill’s research has been supported by fellowships from the American Association for University Women, the Newcomen Society, as well as the John Hope Franklin Center for Documentary Studies. Before joining the faculty of the University of Delaware in 2013, she taught at the University of Texas at Austin and was a recipient of the 2010 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate education.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass890C0D9C7DD44E4F8488E41663FD776E"><h4><br></h4></div><p>​</p><div class="ExternalClass5DB9C66D96E04FDEAE5D79DE991AE59F"><p>​Professor Gill’s research interests include African American History, African American Women’s History, the history of black entrepreneurship, fashion and beauty studies, and travel and migration throughout the African Diaspora. Currently, she is at work on a book manuscript tentatively titled, “Intentional Tourists: International Leisure Travel and the Making of Black Global Citizens.”</p></div><div class="ExternalClassDEF7F423C0374F228B0D895A7DEFACAB"><h4>Civil Rights, African American Women’s History, Studies of Race and Beauty.</h4></div><div class="ExternalClassE7234C30396B49E9BF51C16A2BE9CE6D"><p>​</p><h4>Books:</h4><ul><li><em>Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry</em> (University of Illinois Press, 2010)</li></ul><h4>Articles and Book Chapters</h4><ul><li>“`I Had My Own Business…So I didn’t Have to Worry’: Beauty Salons, Beauty Culturists, and Black Community Life,” in Nancy Hewitt and Kirsten Delegard, eds., <em>Women, Families, and Communities</em> (Volume 2), (Prentice Hall, 2008), 92-111.</li><li>“‘The First Thing Every Negro Girl Does’: Black Beauty Culture, Racial Politics, and the Construction of Modern Black Womanhood, 1905-1925,” in Elspeth Brown, Catherine Gudis, and Marina Moskowitz, eds., <em>Cultures of Commerce: Representation and American Business Culture, 1877-1960, </em>(Palgrave Macmillian, 2006), 143-169.</li></ul><p></p></div>Research InterestsTeaching InterestsPublicationstgill@udel.edu, Tiffany302-831-6307<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/faculty/Gill_Tiffany.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate Professor of Africana Studies & History Cochran Scholar,Tiffany



To Turn the Whole World Over, Black Women and InternationalismGill, TiffanyNicole Anae, Keisha N. Blain, Brandon R. Byrd, Stephanie Beck Cohen, Anne Donlon, Tiffany N. Florvil, Kim Gallon, Dayo F. Gore, Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, Grace V. Leslie, Michael O. West, and Julia Erin WoodUniversity of Illinois Press2019<p>​Black women undertook an energetic and unprecedented engagement with internationalism from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. In many cases, their work reflected a complex effort to merge internationalism with issues of women's rights and with feminist concerns. <em>To Turn the Whole World Over</em> examines these and other issues with a collection of cutting-edge essays on black women's internationalism in this pivotal era and beyond. Analyzing the contours of gender within black internationalism, scholars examine the range and complexity of black women's global engagements. At the same time, they focus on these women's remarkable experiences in shaping internationalist movements and dialogues. The essays explore the travels and migrations of black women; the internationalist writings of women from Paris to Chicago to Spain; black women advocating for internationalism through art and performance; and the involvement of black women in politics, activism, and global freedom struggles. </p><p>Reviews:<br></p><p>"Thorough, critical, and well-executed." --<em>Ms. Magazine</em></p><p>"These collected accounts of globetrotting black women transform and expand the concept of black internationalism. Whether traveling for political, leisure, or educational reasons, all of the women whose lives are highlighted here needed to see the world for themselves and to develop their own ideas about their places in it. Their courage and intellectual curiosity drove them to explore the world and make it theirs."--Barbara D. Savage, author of <em>Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion<br></em></p><p><em></em> "<em>To Turn the Whole World Over</em> is a brilliant, timely, must-read book for the study of black women’s internationalism and the unfinished struggle for global black freedom."--Erik S. McDuffie, author of <em>Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism</em></p>
Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty IndustryGill, TiffanyUniversity of Illinois Press2010<h5>Awards and Recognition:</h5><p>Winner of the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award</p><p>A bold reassessment of black beauty salons as vital sites for social change.</p><p>Looking through the lens of black business history, <em>Beauty Shop Politics</em> shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space into platforms for activism. Tiffany M. Gill argues that the beauty industry played a crucial role in the creation of the modern black female identity and that the seemingly frivolous space of a beauty salon actually has stimulated social, political, and economic change. </p><p>From the founding of the National Negro Business League in 1900 and onward, African Americans have embraced the entrepreneurial spirit by starting their own businesses, but black women's forays into the business world were overshadowed by those of black men. With a broad scope that encompasses the role of gossip in salons, ethnic beauty products, and the social meanings of African American hair textures, Gill shows how African American beauty entrepreneurs built and sustained a vibrant culture of activism in beauty salons and schools. Enhanced by lucid portrayals of black beauticians and drawing on archival research and oral histories, <em>Beauty Shop Politics</em> conveys the everyday operations and rich culture of black beauty salons as well as their role in building community.</p>

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