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University of Mississippi
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women, gender, labor, Appalachia, South, feminism, social movements, welfare, environmental justice
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About Me
I write, research, and teach about U.S. women’s and gender history, labor history, the South, oral history, and Appalachia. I am an assistant professor of history and southern studies at the University of Mississippi. And I am finishing a book on the history of women’s labor, caregiving, and activism in 1960s and 1970s Appalachia, To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice (University of Illinois Press, 2019). I am also a contributor at Rewire News.
Recent Publications

“Mill Mother ‘Just A’waiting for a Strike’: Ella May Wiggins” in  North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, eds. Michele  Gillespie and Sally McMillen (University of Georgia Press, 2015).

Mountain Feminist: Helen Matthews Lewis, Appalachian Studies, and the Long Women’s Movement,” Southern Cultures (with David P. Cline).


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United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
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Capitalism, Gender, Public History, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women