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University of South Carolina
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US South, Women, Gender, Race, Medicine, Activism
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About Me

Jennifer H. Gunter, Ph.D., is the Director of the Collaborative on Race for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina. She is a facilitator for the Welcome Table process, a tested community trust-building process that began in Mississippi in 2004. With this tool, she works to help communities heal from societal divisions that have been historically embedded. Her knowledge that the key to reconciliation is rooted in an understanding of history fuels this work. She created the South Carolina Youth Collective to help the state grow our own leaders by developing skills and acquiring historic information to increase their ability to change their own communities. The SCYC is two-fold. One part is a social justice book club and the other part is a yearly summer fellow’s program. She also organizes the annual Equity Summit, an interdisciplinary, intergenerational regional discussion of race and equity.

She has earned a B.A. and M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. in History from the University of South Carolina. She is a historian who specializes in the intersections of region, gender, race, health, law, and activism.

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she and her husband now proudly call South Carolina home.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States of America
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Gender, Local & Regional, Public History, Race, Sexual Violence, Women