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College of Arts and Sciences
Women's History; African American History; Southern History
Courses Taught 
Hist 214: United States History to 1877
Hist 215: United States History, 1877-Present
Hist 337: The History of the South, 1877-Present
Hist 338: Women in American History
Hist 392: Problems in History: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in American History
Hist 436: Readings in Women's History of the United States (Graduate)
Research Interests 
History of women, philanthropy, education, feminism, and social reform; Funding Feminism: Wealthy Women, Philanthropy and the Women's Movement, 1880-1965 (book manuscript in progress)

University of California, Los Angeles

United States History, Ph.D., 1997

Selected Publications 

Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges: Feminist Values and Social Activism, 1875-1915 (University of Georgia Press, 2008).

Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region and Clubwomen in South Carolina, 1890-1930 (University Press of Florida, 2004).

Co-editor, South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume III (University of Georgia Press, 2012).

Co-editor, South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume II (University of Georgia Press, 2010).

Co-editor, South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume I (University of Georgia Press, 2009).

Editor, Southern Women at Vassar: the Poppenheim Family Letters, 1882-1916 (University of South Carolina Press, 2002)

Additional Information 

Co-founder and Co-director, Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender

Awards and Honors:

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2013

University Instructor Excellence Award, Northeastern Illinois University, 2009 and 2012

Foundation for Women in Medicine Fellowship at the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2010-2011

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant, for “Southern Ladies, New Women: Southern Women at Northern Colleges, 1865-1920”, 2001-2002

A. Elizabeth Taylor Article Prize, for best article in Southern women’s history, Southern Association for Women Historians, 2001

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