Tiffany M. Gill - Beauty Shop Politics

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African American Historian

Tiffany M. Gill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and the Department of History at the University of Delaware. She earned a doctorate in American History at Rutgers University in 2003. Her research and teaching interests include African American History, Women’s History, the history of black entrepreneurship, fashion and beauty studies, and travel and migration throughout the African Diaspora. 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. In addition, she has served as a subject editor for African American National Biography, and has had her work published and reprinted in several journals and edited volumes

  • Dr. Gill is Eastern Regional Director of the Association of Black Women Historians


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