Postdoctoral Project: “Empires and Belonging: Mixed Race People(s) and Racial Codifications in North America, 1846-1924.”


Synopsis of the dissertation/first book: 


Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood: Women’s Activities in the Segregationist Counter-Movement


Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood offers a gender, cultural and socialhistory that examines the intersectional entanglements of white segregationist women’s activism in Massive Resistance in Arkansas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. It provides an analysis of women’s involvement in white supremacist movements during the 1950s and 1960s. Whereas a masculinist rhetoric and the concomitant ideology of White Southern Womanhood has led to a focus on masculinity in previous studies on Massive Resistance, my dissertation shows that women served as bridge leaders between white supremacist resistance to the Civil Rights Movement and had a pivotal function in linking Massive Resistance to the rise of New Conservatism in the 1960s through maternal respectability politics.