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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, was published by University of Illinois Press in January 2019, in the Working Class in American History Series.


News

“Living with Dolly Parton,” Longreads feature, October 2018


 

Contact

jcwilker@olemiss.edu

jessie.wilkerson@gmail.com