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Mary Ellen Curtin

Assistant Professor
Department of History

  • Mary Ellen Curtin has a Ph.d from Duke University and is a historian of modern African American and women's social and political history. Her first book Black Prisoners and Their World documented the experiences of black convict laborers in the South after emancipation. Her next book on the life of Barbara Jordan, the first first black woman from the South elected to Congress, will be published with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her review article on recent books in prison history will appear in the upcoming edition of the journal Labor¬†and she also has an article in a new¬†anthology entitled The Problem of Punishment. She worked as a consultant, and was interviewed for, the upcoming (Spring 2012) PBS documentary Slavery by Another Name, a history of African Americans and forced labor in the South.
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

    • HIST-479 Topics in African Amer History: Race and Politics since 1945
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    • HIST-494 Comm Service Learning Project: Race and Politics since 1945
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  • Summer 2014

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