Dr. Elizabeth Gritter


Elizabeth GritterAssistant Professor

CONTACT:
E-mail: egritter at mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 494-8748
Office Location: Peck Hall Room 267
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

TEACHING FIELDS:
U.S. History, Civil Rights Movement History, Oral History, African American History

COURSES TAUGHT
History 2020, Survey of United States History II

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER CREATIVE WORKS:
Dissertation: "Black Politics in the Age of Jim Crow: Memphis, Tennessee, 1865 to 1954." Advisor: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. Committee: W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William R. Ferris, Genna Rae McNeil, and Larry Griffin. 2010.

Review of G. Wayne Dowdy's Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South, Journal of American History (December 2010), p. 127

"'Women Did Everything Except Run': Black Women's Participation in the 1959 Volunteer Ticket Campaign in Memphis, Tennessee," in Entering the Fray: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the New South, edited by Jonathan D. Wells and Sheila R. Phipps (University of Missouri Press, 2010), p. 136-160

"Memories of H. T. Lockard," Southern Cultures 14 (Fall 2008), p. 106-116

"Archival Research Tips: How To Get the Most out of Your Archival Adventure," Southern Association for Women Historians Mentoring Toolkit, http://www.h-net.org/~sawh/Toolkit (February 2008)

"Interview with Julian Bond" in Southern Cultures 12 (Spring 2006), p. 76-91

"Forty Years after the War on Poverty: Interview with Photographer Billy E. Barnes" in Southern Cultures 11 (Winter 2005), p. 78-95

ORAL HISTORY EXPERIENCE
Research Associate, Civil Rights History Project, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, and American Folklore Society, May-November 2010. http://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/

Research Assistant, Southern Oral History Program, UNC-Chapel Hill, Fall 2004-Summer 2006

Memphis Civil Rights and Politics Project, UNC-Chapel Hill and Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Gritter contributed twenty-nine oral histories of political and civil rights figures in Memphis to the Southern Oral History Program Collection and the Memphis-Shelby County Public Library and Information Center.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
Dr. Gritter has presented her research at the Little Rock School Desegregation Crisis 50th Anniversary International Conference and meetings of the Organization of American Historians, Southern Association for Women Historians, American Folklore Society, Oral History Association, and American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch.

WORK IN PROGRESS:
Dr. Gritter is currently revising her dissertation in order to submit it for publication.

SELECTED HONORS:
2010-2011, Visiting Scholar, History Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2007-2009, 2012, Profiled in Who's Who in America
2007, Kennedy Research Grant, John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
2000, Truman Scholar

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Southern Historical Association, Southern Association for Women Historians

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., 2010, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., 2005, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., 2000, American University, Washington DC