Tiffany M. Gill

Tiffany M. Gill

Tiffany M. Gill is the Cochran Scholar for Inclusive Excellence and an associate professor in the departments of Africana studies and history at the University of Delaware. 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 (2010) which was awarded the Association of Black Women Historians' Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize. In addition, she has served as a subject editor for the African American National Biography encyclopedia and her work has been published and reprinted in several journals and edited volumes. Currently, Gill is working on a book about the promise and peril of African American international leisure travel since World War I. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now resides in Philadelphia.

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Twitter: @SableVictorian.


  • African American Women's Activism in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Looking for Politics in Unexpected Places: The Role of Leisure in the Civil Rights Movement
  • African American Women Entrepreneurs and the Black Freedom Struggle
  • Intentional Tourists: African American International Travel in the Twentieth Century
  • The Politics of Race and Beauty in Twentieth-Century America