Stephanie J. Shaw

Stephanie J. Shaw is Professor of History, Women’s Studies, and Black Studies at Ohio State University.  She is the author of What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era (University of Chicago Press, 1996), detailing the family, work, and community lives of black working women between about 1880 and 1955. Shaw also published W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk (UNC Press, 2015), and is currently completing a book tentatively titled Grandmothers, Granny Women, and Old Aunts: Rethinking Slave Families and Communities in the Nineteenth Century South. She has held fellowships at the Carter G. Woodson Institute, Rice University (Mellon Visiting Professorship), The National Humanities Center, The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Stanford Humanities Center.

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