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Mary Ellen Curtin Associate Professor Critical Race Gender and Culture Studies

Mary Ellen Curtin
(202) 885-6168
CAS | Critical RGC Studies
Battelle-Tompkins T12
Office (S2016) BT-161:
Hours: Tuesday & Friday 4-5PM, Thursday 9AM-12 PM & 1-2 PM by appt. only
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. 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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Spring 2024

  • AMST-240 Poverty & Culture

  • AMST-294 Comm Service Learning Project: Poverty & Culture

  • AMST-420 U.S. Race, Politics, and Power

  • CRGC-460 Capstone Research Seminar

Fall 2024

  • AMST-240 Poverty & Culture

  • AMST-240 Poverty & Culture

  • AMST-375 Race and Incarceration