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University of Delaware432 Ewing HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass64DC29502A8F4C8EA19590AC6B13271F"><p>​Cheryl D. Hicks is an associate professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware. Her research addresses the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and the law. She specializes in late nineteenth and twentieth-century African American and American history as well as urban, gender, and civil rights history. Hicks is the author of <em>Talk With You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935</em> (2010), a book that illuminates the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early-twentieth-century New York. The book won the 2011 Letitia Woods Brown Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians and honorable mentions from the Organization of American Historians’ Darlene Clark Hine Award and the American Studies Association’s John Hope Franklin Prize. She has published in <em>The Journal of African American History, The University of Pennsylvania Law Review</em>, and the <em>Journal of the History of Sexuality</em>. Her current project focuses on the shifting meanings of sexuality, criminality, and black civil rights struggles in Gilded Age and Progressive-Era America. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass6F6F852563FA42E7BC9642B16076100E"><p>B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University</p></div><div class="ExternalClassEEC204C8FBB8488281CBC233F1DBEC22"><p>​Late nineteenth and twentieth-century African American and American history. Urban, gender, and civil rights history.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassE3866BF2429D4135B646ED14598C7873"><p><strong>Books:</strong></p><p><em>Talk With You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in </em><em>New York, 1890-1935</em> (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010).</p><p><strong>Refereed Articles:</strong></p><p>"Hannah Elias Talks Freely: Interracial Sex and Black Female Subjectivity in Turn-of-the-Century New York City," in <em>Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital</em>, edited by Adrienne D. Davis and the BSE Collective (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019), 59-72.</p><p>Guest Co-editor (with Kali N. Gross), Special Issue “Gendering the Carceral State: African American Women, History, and Criminal Justice” in <em>The Journal of African American History (Summer 2015).</em></p><p>“Mabel Hampton in Harlem: Regulating Black Women’s Sexuality in the 1920s,” in <em>Women’s America: Refocusing </em><em>the Past</em>, editors Linda K. Kerber, Jane Sherron De Hart, Cornelia H. Dayton and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Eighth edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) <em>condensed and revised version of chapter 7 from Talk With You Like A Woman for a Women’s History textbook.</em></p><p>“`Bright and Good Looking Colored Girl’: Black Women’s Sexuality and “Harmful Intimacy” in Early Twentieth-Century New York,” in <em>The Punitive Turn: Race, Prisons, Justice and Inequality</em>, eds. Deborah E. McDowell, Claudrena N. Harold, and Juan Battle (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013): 73-107.</p><p>“`Bright and Good Looking Colored Girl’: Black Women’s Sexuality and “Harmful Intimacy” in Early Twentieth-Century New York,” in special issue of the <em>Journal of the History of Sexuality,</em>” Vol. 18, No. 3 (September 2009): 418-456.</p><p><em>2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Article Prize, Association of Black Women Historians</em></p><p>“`In Danger of Becoming Morally Depraved’: Single Black Women, Working-Class Black Families, and New York State’s Wayward Minor Law, 1915-1935,” <em>University of Pennsylvania Law Review,</em> Vol. 151, No. 6 (June 2003): 2077-2121.</p></div>EducationResearch InterestsPublicationscdhicks@udel.eduHicks, Cheryl(302) 831-8054<img alt="Professor Cheryl Hicks" src="/Images%20Bios/faculty/hicks_cheryl.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate Professor, Africana Studies & History

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