College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Julie de Chantal

Assistant Professor of History (2018).                                                
B.A. Université de Montréal (2005), M.A., Université de Montréal (2008); Ph.D., University of Massachusetts – Amherst (2016).

Teaching and Research Interests: African American History, Women, Grassroots activism, Transnational movement, Pan-Africanism, Boston

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3130 African American History to 1877
  • HIST 3131 African American History Since 1877
  • HIST 4134 The Civil Rights Movement


Contact Information

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #3096, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Tel.: (912) 478-4478
Email: jdechantal@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-0377

Selected Publications:

  • “Before Boston’s Busing Crisis: Operation Exodus, Grassroots Organizing, and Motherhood, 1965-1967.” In Motherhood in Public and Political Life. Edited by Simone Bohn and Pinar Melis Yelsalh Parmaksiz. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, 2017. 193-211.
  • “Beyond Combahee: Barbara Smith and Black Radical Feminism.” In “It’s Our Movement Now”: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Conference. Edited by Laura L. Lovett and Rachel Jessica Daniel. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, tentatively scheduled for 2019.
  • “‘Extra! Extra!’: Boston Regulates Child Labor in the Streets, 1880-1895.” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. 18, no. 2 (Spring 2019). Forthcoming.

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

  • Research Associate, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center (2016-2018)
  • Ermonian Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Massachusetts – Amherst (2015)
  • Joyce A. Berkman Endowed Fund in Women’s History and Women’s Studies Award, University of Massachusetts – Amherst (2013)

Current Research:

  • Article in Progress: “Elma Lewis: Grassroots Organizing and Pan-Africanism in Boston, 1921-2004”
  • Article in Progress: “Using Digital Storytelling as a Mode of Assessment in a Large General Education History Course at the College Level.”
  • Book Manuscript: Just Ordinary Mothers: Black Women’s Grassroots Organizing in Boston, from the Vote to the Busing Crisis.

Last updated: 1/25/2019

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