OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Stephanie J. Shaw

Portrait of Stephanie J. Shaw

Stephanie J. Shaw is a professor of history at Ohio State University where she has also taught in the department of black studies and the Center for Women's Studies. She is the author of What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era (1996) and W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk (2013) as well as a contributor to The Blackwell Companion to the American South (2002) and a contributing editor of the Harvard Guide to African-American History (2001). Her article "Using the WPA Ex-Slave Narratives to Study the Impact of the Great Depression," published in the Journal of Southern History in August 2003, won the Southern Historical Association's Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell Award for the best article.

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