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Dr. Julie de Chantal

Assistant Professor of History (2018).                                                
B.A. Université de Montréal (2005), M.A., Université de Montréal (2008); Ph.D., University of Massachusetts – Amherst (2016).

Teaching and Research Interests: African American History, Women, Grassroots activism, Transnational movement, Pan-Africanism, Boston

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3130 African American History to 1877
  • HIST 3131 African American History Since 1877
  • HIST 4134 The Civil Rights Movement


Contact Information

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #3012, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: 912-478-4478
Fax: 912-478-0377

Selected Publications:

  • “Beyond Combahee: Barbara Smith and Black Radical Feminism.” In It’s Our Movement Now: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Convention, edited by Laura L Lovett, Rachel Jessica Daniel, and Kelly N Giles, 123–36. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2022.
  • “Digital Storytelling: A Beneficial Tool for Large Survey Courses in History.” The History Teacher 54, 4 (August 2021): 709-729.
  • “Before Boston’s Busing Crisis: Operation Exodus, Grassroots Organizing, and Motherhood, 1965-1967.” In Motherhood in Public and Political Life. Edited by Simone Bohn and Pinar Melis Yelsalh Parmaksiz. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, 2017. 193-211.
  • “‘Extra! Extra!’: Boston Regulates Child Labor in the Streets, 1880-1895.” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. 19:2 (Spring 2020). 

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors

  • 2022 Faculty Award for Inclusive Excellence
, Georgia Southern College of Arts and Humanities
  • 2018-2019  Principal Investigator – Special History Study: African Americans at Fort Pulaski National Historic Site, Organization of American Historians – National Park Service to 2018-2023
  • Research Associate, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center (2016-2018)
  • Ermonian Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Massachusetts – Amherst (2015)
  • Joyce A. Berkman Endowed Fund in Women’s History and Women’s Studies Award, University of Massachusetts – Amherst (2013)

Current Research:

  • Article in Progress: “Elma Lewis: Grassroots Organizing and Pan-Africanism in Boston, 1921-2004”
  • Book Manuscript: Just Ordinary Mothers: Black Women’s Grassroots Organizing in Boston, from the Vote to the Busing Crisis.

Last updated: 1/5/2024