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I write, research, and teach about U.S. women's and gender history, labor history, the South, oral history, and Appalachia.

I am an assistant professor of history and southern studies at the University of Mississippi. My first book, To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice, will be published by University of Illinois Press in December 2018.


News

New piece on the Poor People's Campaign and Appalachian Youth Movements in Rewire

Recipient of the 2017 A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize

 

Contact

jcwilker@olemiss.edu

jessie.wilkerson@gmail.com