Dr. Mary Frederickson

Mary Frederickson


Professor Emerita of History


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BA, Emory University

Teaching and Research Interests: 
  • U.S. History and Culture 
  • Late 19th and 20th century social history
  • The history of women and gender 
  • Labor history
Selected Publications: 
  • Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner (co-edited with Delores M. Walters), University of Illinois Press, 2013.  www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/86maw3nh9780252037900.html
  • Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization, University Press of Florida, 2011.  Paperback, 2012.
  • "Race and Difference in the 'Other America:' A Review of Anne Braden: Southern Patriot, Southern Spaces, June 18, 2013.  www.southernspaces.org/2013/race-and-difference-other-america-review-anne-braden-southern-patriot#sthash.04ilSu6x.dpuf
  • "Back to the Future: Mapping Workers Across the Global South.  Southern Spaces, December 16, 2011.  www.southernspaces.org/2011/back-future-mapping-workers-across-global-south
  • "Genetic Screening in Sickle Cell has Potential to be Discriminatory," Cincinnati Enquirer, September 9, 2010 (co-authored with Clinton H. Joiner).
  • "History and Higher Education," Gender and Higher Education, Barbara Banks, ed.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
  • "US Women's History in Global Perspective," Clio in the Classroom, Carol Berkin, Margaret Crocco and Barbara Winslow, eds.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 263-284.
  • "The Queen's Mirrors: Public Identity and the Process of Transformation in Cincinnati, Ohio," in Public Culture: Diversity, Democracy and Community in the United States, Marguerite Shaffer, ed.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008, pp. 273-302.
  • "A Place to Speak Our Minds: Locating Women's Activism Where North Meets South," The Journal of Developing Societies, Vol. 23, No. 1-2, 59-70. (June 2007).
Selected Grants and Awards: 
  • Senior Mellon Fellow, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University, 2012-13.  Project:  "The Genetic Imaginary: Sickle Cell Disease in Global Perspective."
  • 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award, Ohio Academy of History
  • 2010 Woodrow Wilson Center, Public Policy Scholar, April, 2010, Genetic Screening and Public Policy.
  • 2010 Philip and Elaina Hampton Grant, Miami University, "Global Reach Project: Sickle Cell Disease in Ghana and the U.S."
  • 2008-2009 Principal Investigator, National Council for Research on Women and Ford Foundation, "Diversifying the Leadership of Women's Research, Policy and Advocacy Centers," 2009.
Work in Progress: 

Dr. Frederickson’s recent scholarship has focused on gendered resistance to slavery and economic oppression, the unintended consequences of genetic screening, and the effects of globalization both historically and in the current economic recession.  She has two book projects in progress:  Global Labor Activism Where North Meets South (under contract with Paradigm Publishers, 2014) and Global Genetics: Growing up with Sickle Cell in Africa, the Americas, Europe and South Asia.

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