"I memorialize the memorializers that memorialize African American Women."
Dr. Alexandria Russell is currently a Research Fellow for Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery at the Radcliffe Institute. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the College of Charleston in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of South Carolina in 2018. Her book project, Sites Seen and Unseen: Mapping African American Women’s Public Memorialization, examines the evolution of African American women’s public commemorations across the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. She has received several fellowships to support her research, including a Rose Library Research Fellowship at Emory University and a W.E.B. Du Bois Center Summer Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Dr. Russell's research on Celia Dial Saxon of Columbia, South Carolina was recently published in the
Journal of African American History.
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