Title: Associate Professor, Department of History and Black American Studies, University of Delaware
Dr. Tiffany M. Gill is an associate professor in the Department of Black American Studies and the Department of History at the University of Delaware. She earned a doctorate in American history at Rutgers University in 2003. 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 (University of Illinois Press, 2010), which was awarded the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize by the Association of Black Women Historians. In addition, she has served as a subject editor for African American National Biography and has had her work published and reprinted in several journals and edited volumes. Before joining the faculty of the University of Delaware, Gill taught at the University of Texas at Austin and was a recipient of the 2010 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate education. Earlier this month, she was named the Inaugural Cochran Scholar at UD. The Cochran Scholar title is for an outstanding faculty member on an accelerated path toward academic distinction.