The Department of History and Art History welcomes Jennifer Ritterhouse as an associate professor of history.
Ritterhouse earned her BA at Harvard University and her MA and PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race (UNC Press, 2006) and several articles. She is also the editor of a reprint edition of Sarah Patton Boyle's autobiography, The Desegregated Heart: A Virginian's Stand in Time of Transition (UVA Press, 2001), and one of several co-editors of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South (New Press, 2001).
She comes to the department from Utah State University, where she taught from 2000-2010. At Mason, she will teach classes on the 20th-century U.S., the U.S. South, cultural history, and other topics.
October 19, 2010