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BlackGirlMagic Interview: Dr. Tiffany M. Gill

podcast October 22, 2020


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Dr. Tiffany M. Gill is a professor, historian, and a nationally recognized researcher and scholar of African American History. She is the author of the award-winning book Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry and co-editor of To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism. A graduate of Georgetown and Rutgers Universities, Dr. Gill was named one of the top 25 Women in Higher Education by Diverse Issues in Higher Education in 2018. A nationally recognized expert in African American Women’s History, the Civil Rights Movement, Black fashion and beauty culture, and travel and migration studies, she has provided expert commentary for various news outlets including National Public Radio, C-SPAN, CNBC, Vox, the Washington Post and New York Times. Dr. Gill has also served as a consultant for international beauty retailer Sephora and as the Historical Archivist for the Netflix documentary, Becoming, based on Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir

Since dedicating her life to Christ while a graduate student, she has served as the Project Director of a Christian counseling center, the Director of an English as a Second Language Program, and part of a church-planting team. Dr. Gill has also served as a leader on missions and service projects designed to combat the impact of homelessness, drug addiction, and the HIV/AIDS crisis on youth in Colombia, Cuba, and Zambia. A Brooklyn girl, tea-snob, and amateur makeup artist, Dr. Tiffany currently lives in Philadelphia, where she serves as a Deacon and a member of the SALT Women’s Ministry Leadership Team at Epiphany Fellowship. She can be found on social media @SableVictorian.

Purchase Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry by Tiffany M. Gill https://bookshop.org/books/beauty-shop-politics-african-american-women-s-activism-in-the-beauty-industry/9780252076961

Dr. Tiffany Gill’s C-Span Lecture on Women and the Civil Rights Movement:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?444244-1/african-american-women-civil-rights-movement
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