Tiffany A. Player | Department Name | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Tiffany A. Player


Tiffany A. Player
Phone: (618) 453-7862

Ms. Tiffany A. Player is currently completing her doctorate in History at Washington University in St. Louis. Her dissertation, “African American Women and the Politics of Slavery from the Antebellum Era through the Great Depression,” examines the intersections of race, gender, slavery, and public policy particularly as they relate to the experiences of African-descended people in the United States. Her project also considers how an increasing temporal distance from slavery and the dynamic migration patterns of formerly enslaved people in the United States influenced African American women’s discursive strategies, political choices, and community building capacities as new challenges emerged in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Her research and teaching interests include a focus on slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the era Jim Crow, the Great Migration, and the Civil Rights Movement. She has been named the J. Victor and Beulah E. Monke Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, has received funding from the Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program, and has received a Roberts Graduate Fellowship from the Eisenhower Institute.