Assistant Professor of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies
Office HDB 307F
940-898-2746 phone | 940-898-2101 fax
Ph.D. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Women's and Gender Studies, 2010
B.A. Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, Comparative Women's Studies, 2004
Graduate: US Women of Colors, Feminist/Womanist Theories, The Politics of Motherhood, Black Feminist Thought, Women at Work: Race, Migrations, and Labors
Undergraduate: Gender and Social Change, US Women of Colors
Women’s Labor and Migration History, Black Feminist Thought, Critical Race Theory, Diversity Issues in Higher Education
2013: Irish immigrant women’s database project, Ellis Island Immigration Museum's Bob Hope Memorial Library
Received funding from the TWU New Investigator’s Research Enhancement Program to develop a two-fold project at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum’s Bob Hope Memorial Library that included: 1) transcribing interviews conducted with Irish immigrant women and 2) creating a database for researchers from the transcribed interviews. The database was designed for scholars and independent researchers conducting research about the gendered and racial aspects of Irish immigrant women’s experiences in the United States and Ireland.
2010-2012: Companion piece to the Irish Servants' Quarters Exhibit, Merchant’s House Museum, New York City
Dissertation entitled Global Formations of Race in Close Quarters: Irish Immigrant and African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1940 served as a contextual guide for visitors to the Irish Servants’ Quarters at the museum.
Phillips, D. T. (2016). Cleaning Race: Irish immigrant and southern Black Domestic Workers in New York, 1865-1930. In Press, In Leslie Brown, Annie Valk, and Jacqueline Castledine (Eds.), Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood: New Perspectives on Women's History. Rutgers University Press.
Phillips, D. & McNeal, R. (2016). "Native American and African American Women in Domestic Service and Industrial Training Programs at the Hampton Institute, early 1900s." In Progress.
Phillips, D. T. (2015). Possibilities for Hidden Gems in a Rare Feminist Archive: Topic Model Browsing on Women's Migration. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
Phillips, D. (2013). Moving with the Women: Tracing Racialization, Migration, and Domestic Workers in the Archives. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.
Phillips, D. T. (2013). Review of Winnifred Brown Glaude's Higglers in Kingston: Women and Informal Work in Jamaica. Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism.
Phillips, D. (2011). Who wants to be an 'English mother'? Irish and southern African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1865-1935. Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. Journal, 2 (1), 228-243.
Book Manuscript in Preparation
Putting their hands on Race: Irish immigrant and southern African American Domestic Workers, 1865-1940
Phillips, D. (2016, upcoming). “Bridging Stories of Women's Migrations: Irish immigrant and southern Black domestic workers in New York, 1880-1940,” Bridging Through Stories: Family, Work, and Gendered Migration across the Global Village Conference, University of Texas-San Marcos.
Phillips, D. (2016). Keynote Address, “Pathological Bodies: Race, African American Domestic Workers, and 19th Century Popular Science,” Black History Month Program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Phillips, D. (2015) Moderator, “Recovering the Archive: Women’s Forgotten Histories,” Minding the Field Women’s Studies Symposium, University of Texas-Arlington.
Phillips, D. (2014). Moderator, “Evolutions of Household Labor: Domestic Work and Inequalities of Class, Race, Gender, and Citizenship,” Justice in the Home: Domestic Work Past, Present, and Future Conference, Columbia University.
Phillips, D. (2014). “Motherhood, Race, and Citizenship: Irish immigrant and southern black domestic workers in New York, 1880-1940,” National Women's Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Phillips, D. (2014). “(Re)Imagining Race and Migration in the Home: Southern African American and Irish immigrant Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1940,” Organization of American Historians Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Phillips, D. (2013). “The racialization of Irish Immigrant and African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1940,” Solidarity and Social Justice: Recasting Histories of Sex, Class, and Race in America, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Phillips, D. (2013). “Irish immigrant and African American Domestic Workers in New York City, 1880-1940,”Annual Mid-America Alliance for African Studies Conference at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
Phillips, D. (2013). “Comparative labor histories: African American and Irish Immigrant Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1940,” Collegium for African American Research, Agnes-Scott College, Atlanta, Georgia.
Phillips, D. T. (2012). Keynote Speech, “Spelman College and (Re)imagining Race: Migrations, Journeys, and the Archive,” Spelman College's Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Atlanta, Georgia.
Phillips, D. (2012). “Searching for Aunt Jemimas in New York: Irish immigrant and African American domestic workers and their employers, 1880-1940,”Southern Association for Women's Historians Conference, Texas Christian University.
Phillips, D. (2012). Global Intimacies of Race and Motherhood: Irish Immigrant and African American Domestic Workers in New York. Mothers and Mothering in an International Context Conference, Cave Hill, Barbados.
Phillips, D. (2010). “Research Findings: Diversity Issues at Five Women's Colleges,” The Annual Andrew Mellon Mays Foundation Collaborative Meeting, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Phillips, D. (2010). “A Shared Colonial and Labor History: Irish and African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1940,” Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium Series, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Phillips, D. (2007, June). “Race, Biopolitics, and Domestic Labor,”Inter-University Center's Race and Biopolitics Seminar, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Grants & Awards
2016: TWU Comprehensive Research Fund Program- Award supports archival research at the Library of Congress on Nannie Helen Burroughs’ National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington D.C.
2015: TWU Comprehensive Research Fund Program- Award supported archival research of domestic science training programs in Washington D.C. and New York City
2015: Quality Enhancement Program's Pioneering Pathways: Learning by Doing- Award supported the establishment of the Triota National Women’s Studies Honor Society at TWU.
2015: TWU Small Grants Research Enhancement Program- Award supported archival research of the Home Economics Program at the Hampton Institute
2013: TWU Research Development Fund Program- Award supported archival research about domestic workers in Dublin and Belfast, Ireland.
2012: TWU Research Enhancement Program New Investigator's Research Grant- Award supported completion of my Irish immigrant women's database project at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum's Bob Memorial Library in New York City.
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