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  • Tiffany M. Gill, Associate Professor of Africana Studies & History

    Associate Professor of Africana Studies & History
    Ph.D, American History, Rutgers University
    B.A., American Studies, Georgetown University
    University of Delaware
    420 Ewing Hall​
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-6307
    http://www.history.udel.edu/tiffanygill/

    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.

    Selected Publications

    ​Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010. “`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. Subject Editor, Business, in Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds., African American National Biography, (Oxford University Press, 2008). “Civic Beauty: Beauty Culturists and the Politics of African American Female Entrepreneurship, 1900-1965,” Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History (December 2004), 583-593. (Refereed)

    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.

 

 

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