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  • Tiffany Gill, Associate Professor of Africana Studies & History in the History Department at the University of Delaware

    Associate Professor of Africana Studies & History
    Cochran Scholar
    University of Delaware
    420 Ewing Hall​
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-6307

    Biography

    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.


    Research Interests

    ​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.”

    Teaching Interests

    Civil Rights, African American Women’s History, Studies of Race and Beauty.

    Publications

    Books:

    • Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry (University of Illinois Press, 2010)

    Articles and Book Chapters

    • “`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., Women, Families, and Communities (Volume 2), (Prentice Hall, 2008), 92-111.
    • “‘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., Cultures of Commerce: Representation and American Business Culture, 1877-1960, (Palgrave Macmillian, 2006), 143-169.

 

 

 

 

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