About this Speaker
Dr. Tiffany M. Gill is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry, which received the 2010 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize by the Association of Black Women Historians, and the co-editor (with Keisha N. Blain) of To Turn This Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism. An award-winning teacher and a nationally recognized expert in African American Women’s History, fashion and beauty culture, business history, and travel and migration studies, she has served as a consultant for the international beauty brand Sephora as well as the Historical Archivist for the Netflix documentary, Becoming, based on Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir. Dr. Gill has provided expert commentary for various news outlets including National Public Radio, C-SPAN, CNBC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians, Gill has also been recognized by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of the top 25 women in higher education. Professor Gill received her B.A. in American Studies at Georgetown University and her doctorate in U.S. History at Rutgers University. Originally from Brooklyn, she currently resides in Philadelphia. You can find her on social media @SableVictorian.