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