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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Tiffany M. Gill

Tiffany M. GillTiffany M. Gill is an associate professor in the departments of black American studies and history at the University of Delaware. Her research and teaching interests include African American women’s history, the history of black entrepreneurship, fashion and beauty studies, and the history of black travel and tourism. A dedicated teacher and scholar, Gill is the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry (2010), which won the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize from the Association of Black Women Historians. Before joining the faculty of the University of Delaware, she taught for a decade at the University of Texas at Austin where she was awarded the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate education. Currently, she is at work on a book examining the roles played by international leisure travel and fashion in shaping African American women as global citizens after World War II. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now resides in Philadelphia.

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