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Kim Little

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Kim Little

Associate Professor of Instruction and Associate Director
31 S Court Street, Suite 120

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Education

Ph.D in History from Ohio University
M.A. in United States History from University of Memphis
B.A. in History from Vassar College

Research Interests

Her research interests include modern women's history, gender and popular culture, and women in sports. Within this broad mastery of knowledge, Little has focused her efforts on southern white women playing a critical role in the United States’ civil rights movement.

Courses Taught

  • WGSS 5890 Graduate Capstone on New Feminist Scholarship
  • WGSS 5900 Graduate Independent Studies:
    • Women in nationalist movements in the Americas
    • Southern women's identity and the Civil Rights Movement
    • Representation of gender and reality television
  • WGSS 1000 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
  • Face-to-face and online
    • WGSS 2000 Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
    • Face-to-face and online
  • WGSS 3200 Sexual Revolutions
  • WGSS 3500 Feminist Theory
  • WGSS 4800 Capstone in Women's Studies
  • WGSS 4900 Undergraduate Independent Studies
    • Women in the United States and reproductive technologies
    • Gender and reality television
  • HIST 212 United States History Survey, 1828-1900
  • HIST 201 United States History Survey, 1865-Present
  • HIST 211 United States History Survey, 1600-1865
  • HIST 322 The 1960's in the United States
  • HIST 302 American Indian History
  • HIST 320A United States Women's History to 1877
  • HIST 320B United States Women's History,1877-Present
  • HIST 330 United States Women's History through Film, 1945-Present
  • HIST 330 History of the 1960s in the United States through Film

Publications

Books

"You Must Be From the North": Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.

Book Reviews

Review of Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear, by Aram Goudsouzian (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), in Journal of American History (forthcoming 2014)

Review of Tennessee Women in the Progressive Era: Toward the Public Sphere in the New South, edited by Mary A. Evins (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2013), in The Journal of American Culture (forthcoming 2014)

Review of Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement, by Aniko Bodroghkozy (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2012), in Journal of American History (June 2013)

Review of Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South, by Wanda Rushing (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009), in Journal of American History (June 2010).

Articles

How did White Southern Women Overcome Opposition to their Participation in the Civil Rights Movement?: Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, http://womhist.binghamton.edu, invited submission, in process.

Encyclopedia Entries

Entry on Sexism: Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell (forthcoming 2014)

Entry on Heath Ledger: Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 8, Charles Scribner's Sons (2009)

Entry on Suzanne Pleshette: Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 8, Charles Scribner's Sons (2009)

Entry on Tammy Faye Bakker Messner: Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 8, Charles Scribner's Sons (2009)

Entry on Madeleine L'Engle: Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 8, Charles Scribner's Sons (2009)

Entry on Porter Wagoner: Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 8, Charles Scribner's Sons (2009)

Entry on Nina Simone: Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 7, Charles Scribner's Sons (2006)

Entry on Tailhook Sandal: Encyclopedia of Postwar America, ME Sharpe (2005)

Entry on National Association of Colored Women: Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, Facts on File, Inc. (2005)

Entry on Freedom of Access to Clinics Act: Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, Facts on File, Inc. (2005)

Entry on Linda Lovelace Boreman: Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 6, Charles Scribner's Sons (2004)

Entry on Andrew Young: Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 1960s, Charles Scribner's Sons (2003)

Entry on barbecue: Dictionary of American History, Charles Scribner's Sons (2003)

"Martin Luther King, Jr.," in the Encyclopedia of American Populism, eds. Alexandra Kindell and Elizabeth Demers (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013).

Selected Grants & Awards

Outstanding Group II Faculty Award – Ohio University, 2011-2012

Transformative Faculty Award – Ohio University, 2010-2011

Outstanding Instructor of Record – Ohio University, 2001-2012

Selected University Service

Associate Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio University, 2014-Present

Reviewer, Political Worlds of Women – Westview Press, 2011

Faculty Mentor, McNair Scholar Program – Ohio University, 2006