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Rebecca Tuuri

Dr. Rebecca Tuuri

Associate Professor


Dr. Rebecca Tuuri is interim Associate Dean of the Honors College, an associate professor of history, co-director for the Center for the Study of the Gulf South, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Black Studies and Center for Women’s and Gender Studies with expertise in women in the Civil Rights Movement. She is currently working on a monograph about women in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She is the author of Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle (UNC Press, 2018), which won the 2019 prize for best book in Southern women's history from the Southern Association of Women Historians. She is the winner of the 2023 Mississippi Humanities Council Humanities Scholar Award and the 2019 USM College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty of the Year Award.

  • PHD - Rutgers University-New Brunswick (2012)
  • BA - Rice University (2002)
  • BA - Rice University (2002)

HON 111/112: Honors Colloquium
HON 300/301: Honors Thesis Preparation I and II
HIS 773: Special Topics: History of Race and Gender in America
HIS 478: Special Topics: History of the Civil Rights Movement
HIS 477/WGS 410: History of Women in America
HIS 373/HIS 374: African American History to and from 1890
HIS 202: U.S History from 1865 to the present
HIS 101: World Civilizations to 1500

  • Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle, 2018
  • "Poultry and Pedagogy in Mississippi and Mexico: Bridging African American and Latin American History in a College Classroom" , The History Teacher, 2018
  • "'This was the most meaningful thing that I've ever done': The Personal Civil Rights Approach of Wednesdays in Mississippi", Journal of Women's History , 2016
  • "'By Any Means Necessary': The Flexible Loyalties of the National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle" , U.S. Women’s History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood, 2017

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Areas of Expertise

Women's and Gender, Civil Rights, Modern U.S., and African American history