Tiffany Gill – Cochran Scholar
Please join us on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Roselle Center for the Arts – Gore Recital Hall for the Inaugural Cochran Scholars lecture and reception. The University of Delaware’s inaugural Cochran Scholar is Tiffany Gill, associate professor of Africana Studies and history.
The Cochran Scholars program recognizes outstanding UD faculty members whose scholarship and service reflect excellence, creativity and a commitment to inclusiveness, both on campus and beyond. The John and Patricia Cochran Scholars endowed fund was established to recruit, develop, retain and promote a diverse faculty and support their successful academic career advancement. John Cochran is chair of the UD Board of Trustees.
Gill joined the UD faculty in January 2013 as associate professor of Africana studies, with a second appointment in history. Her research and teaching interests include African American history, women’s history, the history of black entrepreneurship, fashion and beauty studies, and travel and migration throughout the African Diaspora. She is the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry (University of Illinois Press, 2010), which was awarded the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize by the Association of Black Women Historians. In addition, she has served as a subject editor for African American National Biography and has had her work published and reprinted in several journals and edited volumes. Currently, she is at work on a book manuscript chronicling the history of black international leisure travel since World War I.