Dr. Michelle Haberland
Professor of History (2002).
B.A., M.A., University of Florida, 1990, 1993; Ph.D., Tulane University, 2001.
Teaching and Research Interests: Working-Class History, Southern History, Gender/Women’s History, African American History
Upper Division Courses:
- HIST 4135 The United States in the 1960s
- HIST 5254 Oral History
- HIST 5232 Working Class History in the United States
- HIST 5138 The New South
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
Office: #3008, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
- Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the United States South, 1930 – 2000. University of Georgia Press, March 2015.
- “Look for the Union Label: Organizing Women Workers and Women Consumers in the Southern Apparel Industry” in Entering the Fray: Gender, Culture and Politics in the New South, edited by Sheila Phipps and Jonathan Wells. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2010.
- “‘It Takes a Special Kind of Woman to Work Up There’: Race, Gender and the Impact of the Apparel Industry on Clarke County, Alabama, 1937-1980” in Work, Family and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century, edited by Melissa Walker and Rebecca Sharpless. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006.
- “After the Wives Went to Work: Organizing Women in the Southern Apparel Industry” in “Lives Full of Struggle and Triumph”: Southern Women, Their Institutions, and Their Communities, edited by Bruce Clayton and John Salmond. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003.
Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:
- 2016 H.L. Mitchell Prize awarded to Striking Beauties by the Southern Historical Association
- Executive Secretary, Southern Association for Women Historians
- Public Institution Executive Board Member, Georgia Conference of the American Association of University Professors
- College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award for Distinction in Service
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar – “Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women’s Year Conference”
- Shopping for Justice: Gender and Consumer Activism in the Twentieth-Century South. A book-length study of the history and gendered meanings of boycotts, and other consumer actions in the South. The project is in the research stage.
- “Do What You Know is Right”: Eula McGill and the History of Working Women in the South. Initial research and oral history for this edited collection of oral histories and correspondence completed.
Last updated: 2/27/2023