Yale Bulletin and Calendar

June 29, 2001Volume 29, Number 33Four-Week Issue

Glenda E. Gilmore

Gilmore is appointed Woodward Professor

Glenda E. Gilmore, newly named as the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, is an award-winning historian of the American South, particularly the era since the Civil War.

Her other areas of expertise include race relations, women's and African-American history, the history of social reform, American religious activism, North Carolina history, the history of prostitution and the political, social and cultural history of the United States in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

In 1996, Gilmore's doctoral dissertation was published as a book titled "Gender
and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920." The book won numerous prestigious awards, including the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award for an author's first book and its James A. Rawley Prize for the best book on the history of race relations in the United States. The work also was awarded the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize by the Southern Association of Women Historians, was co-winner of Yale's Heyman Prize for junior faculty and received the Lerner-Scott Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

The Yale historian edited the volume "What Was Progressivism?" in the series "Historians at Work," and is coeditor of the book "Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights." She is currently working on "The Second Civil War: The South, the Nation, and the World, 1915-1955" and is coauthor of a forthcoming history of 20th-century America.

A native of North Carolina, Gilmore ,earned her B.A. from Wake Forest University and taught high school history in South Carolina for several years before holding managerial positions in private industry. She went on to pursue her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught history at Queens College in Charlotte before joining the Yale faculty as an assistant professor in 1994. She became a full professor of history in 1998. She is also a member of the University's African American studies and American studies departments.

In addition to a 1999 Guggenheim Fellowship, Gilmore has received a Griswold Fellowship from the Whitney Humanities Center, an Archie K. Davis Award from the North Caroliniana Society for research on "The Second Civil War," a Morse Fellowship from Yale and a National Endowment for the Humanities College Fellowship. Last year, she was a Schlesinger Library Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.


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