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Angela Robbins

Associate Professor of History

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In my first career, I taught middle school Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science. When I made the decision to pursue graduate studies, I chose History not only because I have a passion for it but also because I had been inspired by and impressed with my History professors in undergraduate school. Once I acquired my M.A. degree, I started teaching college courses at my alma mater. That experience led me pretty quickly to the discovery that going for the Ph.D. and continuing as an educator was the right fit for me. I have had the good fortune of teaching a variety of students at highly regarded colleges and universities over the past few years – UNC Greensboro, Salem College, and Wake Forest University – and I am excited to be a faculty member at Meredith College given its tradition of providing quality education to women. Teaching not only gives me permission to be a true History geek who devours everything I can about my subjects, but it allows me to connect in a meaningful way to others. While many students take my classes because they need to fulfill a requirement, my hope is that they find lasting inspiration in addition to valuable knowledge, as I did in my own education.


Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in U.S. History, UNCG
B.S. in Middle Grades Education, UNCG
M.A. in Museum Studies, UNCG



Research I completed my dissertation, “Bridging the Old South and the New: Women in the Economic Transformation of the Piedmont of North Carolina, 1865-1920,” in 2010. I was inspired to do this research because historians have acknowledged the importance of women’s



Publications

“Alice Morgan Person: ‘My life has been out of the ordinary run of woman’s life,’” in North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, the University of Georgia Press, edited by Michele Gillespie and Sally McMillen, forthcoming (2014).

Book review of Pauli Murray & Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black & White, edited by Anne Firor Scott (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2006), North Carolina Historical Review LXXXV, no. 1 (January 2008), 108-109.


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