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Rebecca Tuuri

Dr. Rebecca Tuuri

Associate Professor


Rebecca Tuuri grew up in New Orleans, received BAs in History and Studio Art from Rice University, and then moved north to Rutgers, New Brunswick, earning her Ph.D. in U.S. History. She returned to the Gulf South in 2012 first to Tulane and then to Southern Miss. Tuuri teachers courses on African American, Women's and Gender, Civil Rights, and World history. She has recently published _Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle_ (UNC Press, 2018), as well as a book chapter, journal articles, and book reviews about women in social movements. She is the winner of a 2016 NEH Summer Stipend, a 2015 Moody Foundation grant at the LBJ Library, three Mississippi Humanities Council grants, and the 2019 USM College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty of the Year award. She currently serves on the boards of the Gulf South Historical Assn., the Mississippi Historical Soc., and the Mississippi Encyclopedia (electronic version).

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

HIS 773: History of Race and Gender in America
HIS 478: History of the Civil Rights Movement
HIS 477/WGS 410: Women in American Society
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

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